My work is part of a long tradition in photography to bring to light and find beauty in that which is disregarded - hidden, unconscious, commonplace, distasteful - with integrity and compassion.
These images represent a series of ten sculptural plaster pieces that are cast from a mold of my face. Silver prints, also self-portraits, have been painted and affixed to the surface of the mask using a technique called decoupage so that the surface is smooth and seamless. Each piece is embellished with a headpiece as well as a plastic plaque that hangs from chains bearing the title of the piece. The masks are non-functional; they cannot be worn. These pieces are intended to bring to light and make light of stereotypes about women found mostly in Western culture but also reflective of other cultures. It is my aim to connect these often subconscious beliefs with conscious expression.
Hell Hath No Fury
Behind Every Good Man
Sugar and Spice
Never Too Thin or Too Rich