I am inspired by performative activities that shape identity, and build relationships. I explore cheerleading and childhood play to negotiate stereotypical modes of female behavior. Drawing on characteristics such as niceness and sweetness I create work that is hopeful and tragic simultaneously. Whether it is a cartwheel or a compliment I use repetition to reveal the complications of identity, relationships, and desire.
The process of looking, discovering and gathering is essential to my work. I am a collector of the discarded and an arranger of the sentimental. When making drawing and sculpture I use found objects such as balloons, greeting cards, and toys to question the authenticity of memory. Using performance I recreate actions associated with childhood play to highlight the human desire for companionship. I am interested in reimagining what is considered lost or forgotten in a fantastical way.