Candid Conversations Series
“Sure beauty has the power to excite men. But so does a box of donuts.”
- Susan Jane Gilman
I approached my work for this series by exploring primarily myself. Sometimes deeply, sometimes examining only the chaotic and random thoughts that pass through my head as I’m doing laundry. With this work I aimed to evoke questions and awareness of gender, social and cultural issues through pieces that were conjecturing from my own past experiences. The subjects I approached were rooted in and inspired by my thoughts on feminism, gender roles, body image, weight issues, sexuality, obsessive shopping, compulsive indulging, issues of intimacy, feelings connected to my brief marriage and emotionally draining divorce as well as the sense of freedom it can bring to display all these thoughts in public.