MFA ’20 Fine Arts Low-Residency
I make paintings that are colorful, pretty and humorous. They explore personal memories and criticize traditional ideas about women’s roles, both internalized and taught. I collage divergent images pulled anywhere from high art, pop-culture, personal family photos, and advertising, to funny baby goat videos from the internet, sticker books and hair curler packaging. The jumbled compositions have a cohesive visual unity in their discordance, and I aim to challenge and subvert stereotypes and expected behaviors that are learned in childhood.
The Twin Saint Goats reference my twin adult children and are a portal into the performative aspects of motherhood that cause women to strive for perfection and protection.