I have always been curious about identity, how we define ourselves by our work and our play, and how others categorize us. Do we choose who we are, or is it bestowed upon us?
There are themes related to the moral lessons of fairy tales, the magic of the superhero costume, the objectivity of the burlesque dancers, and the elegance of the human figure. I’ve chased my curiosity about forms of the characters, be they heroes, villains or my friends and family.
The dolls represent all the masks we wear depending on who we are with. The costumes we wear to hide, get ahead, or be a part of the group. Buttons hide the eyes, and so we have to look harder if we want the soul to be revealed.
I work with a variety of mediums, including digital, paint, watercolour, and found materials.