My work is a frequent re-engagement of ubiquitous and overlooked materials—toilet paper, supermarket circulars, makeup—as well as appropriated text and images from media. I look to reframe these messages, often with humor, to show the absurdity and unnatural expectations that society has come to accept as ordinary.
Subject matter informs my choice of materials as well as my process. I often use diverse media: collage to highlight contradictions; painting to isolate a word or image to force the viewer to consider its significance; sculpture to investigate the subtle implications of shape and form.
My work explores the central theme of feminine sexuality: the ways in which our culture and economy both productizes sexuality and sexualizes commercial products, particularly domestic products. I am drawn to exploring femininity, specifically, because of its exceedingly elusive construct and how it impacts our perceptions of ourselves, interactions with others, and cultural foundations.
My latest work, a series of slip-casted porcelain replicas of beauty and makeup containers, is an investigation of feminine form. By stripping these products down to their bare shapes, devoid of their product labels, I ask the viewer to consider what the shapes themselves convey.