Muddy hues dominate this series, calling to mind the human body. Upon closer inspection, recognizable imagery rises to the surface as quickly as it disappears. I densely layered found images of disfigured individuals and sexed up photographs of myself, obsessively blending them together to transform personal thought processes, memories and trauma into visual form.
Stuffed, dismembered legs lying on plastic allude to an act of violence and a bare, desolate chair suggests a fleeting presence or even a torturous space. The images play off one another to induce a disturbing mood and suggest a troubling psychological space.
The doll deformity I create is darkly comedic based on the deceivingly sweet nature of an ordinary store-bought doll. I express a personal anxiety about the preciousness of motherhood by reenacting child’s play and suggesting an element of rage and absurdity.