Cream, 2016, fur felt, glass beads, and faux pearls, 9" x 7"x 8"


Artist Statement

I employ couture millinery and embellishment techniques to build visibly labor- and time-intensive objects. Physical labor, through the repetitive motion of hand sewing, translates the emotional and psychological labor expended in order to manage the suffering a body can accumulate over time. With my own autobiography as a backdrop, I question the line between interpersonal connections, objectification, and self-exposure. Rooted in radical vulnerability my sculptures are an extension of collected Social Experiments that tested the definitions of intimacy, anonymity, and a woman’s private space in an increasingly publicized world.