I make work about about bodies and space: perceived and portrayed. Using my body as a tool, I intervene in daily performance rituals. I contextualize the creation of my body as an interventionist tool through photographs, performance, textiles and wallpaper. In my photographs and performances I bare the form that floats between foreground and background. I’m interested in the body stripped of material decorations, wherein the viewer is challenged by personal proximity; providing moments of voyeuristic spectatorship in which the body itself decorates the space.
My decorative impulse can be seen in my wallpaper and textile designs, consisting of composite photographs repeated to make images on the scale of murals and textiles. I’m taking my hyper awareness of the body and tangling it with ideas of beauty, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, body shaming and other experiences many bodies are confronted with. Mixing formalism and feminism I camoflauge the body once again floating between foreground and background, this time using an abundance of imagery rather than the absence of information.
My curatorial project - The Body Project ss: Photographic Reflections for Survivors of Body Trauma, provides a creative outlet for people who have experienced body trauma ranging from sexual abuse, domestic violence, verbal abuse, transitioning, genital mutilation, but are not limited to these. Participants are asked to document their body with a FujiFilm Instax Camera for six months. Through daily photographic reflections, the goal is to give participants a way to reclaim what was taken from them. The Body Project confronts this loss by addressing the question survivors often deal with: is this mine?
While using various mediums my concept remains consistent; I provide an expression of body and space. Each process is indicative of the relationship between human form and the material; body as threads, body as decoration, body as image, body as battleground.