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Humor and Soft Sculpture

Directing humor through the juxtaposed unity of figuration and abstraction, soft object-sculptures possess the power too emit a joyful and carefree aura. I find that art tends to be more successful when embracing the artistic quality of amusement; it relaxes the viewer. Heavy and didactic content might bore or alienate audiences. Basing art on the...

Anarchy with a Smile (Punk-Pop)

An anarchist spirit is important to my work of pop art sculpture—filling the space around it with a coy and rebellious energy. I like to blend Pop art pacification with Punk attitude. Where Pop art is subtle in its intention to deceive, Punk is bombastic with its shock and awe inclinations. Humor is pivotal with both....

Body and Object

Modified from Cultural Woman Value (2016 MFA Thesis) “The body has been made so problematic for women that it has often seemed easier to shrug it off and travel as a disembodied spirit.”—Adrienne Rich In The Beauty Myth, author Naomi Wolf researches how the advertising industry turned women’s worth into the quest for the “perfect” face...

Cult of Domesticity

Modified from Cultural Woman Value (2016 MFA Thesis) The unique and engaging qualities of soft sculpture bear fertile ground for feminist content. Often crafted through traditionally feminine disciplines, soft sculpture possesses a certain aura. Exploration into the language of domesticity has precedence in the work of artist Martha Rosler. Tackling the problem of housewifery in...