Artist Statement

I’m interested in the extremes of masculinity and femininity. A topic that, between being raised on testosterone in the form of action movies while simultaneously being bribed to wear dresses and ribbons in my hair, has fascinated me since childhood. Power-lifting, glitter, action heroes, hearts–I’m endlessly curious by what is deemed for men or women only.

I use pink, glitter, and hearts frequently in my work because they are instantly recognizable as the accoutrements of femininity. I often use action heroes as they were the idols of my childhood. Through mixing these elements together, I am hoping to create a conversation. Can these two seemingly opposing forces occupy the same space?