Competing Desires explores the contradictions in representations of motherhood, fertility, and desire, through the influence of photographic culture. Culturally constructed ideas have a tendency to sneak into our psyche uninvited, demanding our attention and reframing our sense of self. This series challenges patriarchal norms by separating out the way cultural expectations burden and betray personal desire, intuition, and need.
The sculptures are made with found and created photographs, material waste, household objects. Fastening disparate elements together to identify these powerful external forces, I investigate the narratives that flow between these real and imagined realities.