In my work I examine the tension between public space and private identity. Through manipulations of familiar images, I suggest that our public and private selves are not easily reconciled. In my recent collages, I conflate fashion’s celebration and distortion of the body with our more day-to-day experience of its flaws, failures and expellants.
Curling blonde hair is an icon of feminine allure and a symbol of conformity. I surround the viewer with enlarged blonde hair in Bombshell, a large installation of inkjet prints on translucent silk. Bombshell both seduces and suffocates, much like the idealized femininity it depicts.