Current series: We're All White Here
An affluent little girl in a party dress falls through the world.
[2017/cotton textiles] The textile-based pieces investigate my experience of growing up a privileged white person in an unabashedly racist and misogynistic rural southern community. The work explores how these interconnected, corrosive social structures define me, and benefit my life at the expense of other’s lives, knowing I can never exonerate or fully extract myself from them. The children’s story, Alice in Wonderland and later Alice Through the Looking Glass, both by Lewis Carroll, are used allegorically to explore these experiences and the fantastic rationalizations that are used to cloak and prop-up the power structures of white supremacy and misogyny.
Prior work: Consoling a dream
"...when the monster stops growing, it dies. It can't stay one size." Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck."
[2013-2014/mixed media] This series evolved from my reflections on the recession that began in 2008. I explore how its effects on family members and myself reverberate into social myths of the American dream, such as home ownership. See and read more...