The concept for this locket was inspired by the image of a girl sitting blindfolded in a field of poppy flowers, and also inspired by a good friend who found herself overwhelmed by the challenges of her painting course. Embrace Uncertainty expresses the idea that the things that are unknown in life are not necessarily frightening. When it seems that we are blinded or lost, its possible that we are surrounded by beauty that simply hasn’t been revealed to us.
Gravity in Glue
This Neck piece was inspired by the tension of a relationship and the song “Gravity” by Sara Bareielles. In her lyrics, Sara expresses “you keep me without chains” and yet the context of the song suggests that she is unwillingly tethered to this other person. I wanted to play with the idea of a relationship being composed of transparent chains. These delicate restraints are meant to depict how a love affair is both beautiful and burdensome.
Fear Like Feral Foliage
Utilizing the Kudzu vine as a metaphor for fear my installation features an actress ensnared in a large-scale structure and subsequent body adornments that surround and cover the subject in my version of Kudzu until they are unrecognizable or barely detectible to the viewer. The work is meant to be both about the installation itself as a powerful visual interpretation of fear, but also an emotional experiment to gage the reactions of both the kudzu trapped individual and the audience.