Studio C Gallery – Los Angeles, CA – February 2018
We are always questioning self-identity. As a women we also grapple with what it means to be ‘sexy’. I chose sanitary masks because of their use in both protecting us from the outside as well as protecting the outside from ourselves. I chose a ‘shaved head’ as a form of neutralizing identifying factors of the artist, to be better presented as an object rather than a person. This piece is inspired in part by Ann Hamilton’s Body Object series, playing with the perception of objects when presented on the body. My performance work seeks to create an experience of voyeurism on the audience, in which an intimate experience is presented in the public space. I gravitate toward open-ended conversations about gender-conformity, the function of a women in society as well as personal experiences and fears.