Part of a larger series addressing modern mythology through the lens of popular culture. This image depicts a woman rejected by the lead during the second episode of the season of "The Bachelor". I was struck by her strength and resiliency in the face of reality television rejection and explored her character as a modern mythological figure.
Detail to reveal modified rosette pattern structure. A rose is the symbol of validation on “The Bachelor” and receiving a rose allows a contestant to continue on to the next week.