Competing Desires explores the influence of photographic culture on our identity, its imposing and often contradictory and sexist expectations. Themes that I wrestle with in a binary fashion are motherhood/art practice, work/rest, labor/play, family/career.
Appropriation gets to the interplay between a myriad of concerns that course through our every day lives, which are reflected in popular culture. Culturally constructed ideas have a tendency to sneak into our psyche uninvited, demanding our attention and reframing our sense of self.
The sculptures are made with found and created photographs, material waste, household objects, things that stick to me as I walk through the world. Fastening the disparate elements together to identify these powerful external forces, I investigate the external and internal narratives that flow between these real, everyday pressures and concerns.