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? Do we even know who we are?
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 different forms of our character, be it a hero, villain, friend or 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 our sight. They were put there by somebody else, and so others are able to decide who and what we represent. I rebel against this notion and have affection for those who have more knowledge of themselves.
I work with a variety of mediums, including digital, paint, watercolour, and found materials.