Visions In Clay
September 4 - 21, 2018
Experimenting with Couples
6.5” x 4” x 4” each
I explore the intersection of the public and private spheres and question our awareness of self and others.
My conceptual framework stems from strategies co-opted by artists during the 1980’s AIDS epidemic. Their use of traditional mass marketing tools such as billboards, neon signs, and marquees permeated a familiar format to expose a poignant message. Colorful, candy-coated sweet treats and their irresistible deliciousness toy with the notion that temptation and desire allow us to yearn for what we do not even realize are present.
I initiate a dialogue concerning sexuality, gender, and identity by crafting objects that are drenched in color and laced with playful humor that references the so-called, private parts of people’s lives.