artist statement

My work explores our cultural obsession with food, the body, and celebrity culture. My paintings, drawings, objects and installations represent an externalization of our complicated relationship with “forbidden” foods.

I use food diaries, journals, pictures of celebrities, jewelry, and beauty products in my work. These artifacts are like wishes or prayers to aid me in recovery. I want to give the viewer insight into my own process of overcoming food addiction. I use some of the methodologies of the feminist artists of the 1970s, as I investigate how to transform these cheap, populist materials into something precious in both form and content.

There is always a tension in my work, as I explore the psychological landscape of food addiction, that gorgeous nightmare of attraction and resistance. I want to show both the glossy surface and the dark reality.