This is my “Excess Skin Flipbook” showing a clip from a short video by Maria Raquel Cochez after she lost 100 pounds. The artist's determination is to create a broader dialog regarding today's standards of beauty, highlighting reality instead of fantasy. I met Raquel in college and we have remained friends ever since. I personally assemble these flipbooks in my studio in Omaha, Nebraska. All of my flipbooks are signed and dated.