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WIP: Trump's misogyny series

I thought I was going to wrap up this series soon but it nags at me. I read yet another article and feel compelled to make...just...one...more. The latest are the always classic, "Grab 'em by the pussy" panty, a "She's in such good physical shape" bra, "As long as you've got a young and beautiful piece of ass" panty with ruffles, and of course, "You remind me of my daughter" bustier inspired by the one Ivanka wore for a photoshoot for Stuff Magazine. These are all ready for their first run through the kiln. My husband thinks I should switch to a "more positive theme." I still feel these little sound bytes need a stage. In my defense, I feel the pieces have a bit of humor in them, in their be

Thoughts on my pieces in the Resist show

The pieces "Disgusting" and "Such a Nasty Woman' are part of the Trump's Misogyny series. I find the statements Trump has made deeply disturbing and felt compelled to make work that addressed it. Inspired by artists such as Mimi Smith, and Zoe Buckman, I've been exploring using undergarments as a vehicle for expression, rather than having a female subject. The “Disgusting” piece is a reaction to attorney Elizabeth Beck saying Trump had “an absolute meltdown” when she requested a break from a 2011 deposition in order to pump her breast milk. He told her, “You’re disgusting!” and ran from the room. Having tandem breastfed my own sons, I think this was one of the first statements that really tr

Write up in Creative Loafing Charlotte

Today is a good day. I was mentioned in an article about the Resist show by OBRA Collective that opens Friday at C3 Lab in Southend. I have 2 pieces in the show and one was pictured in the online article. This is a milestone for me. I have been working hard over the last 2 years to create a cohesive body of work, something that had a very clear voice. I worked for me, because I had to make the work not with some end goal in mind. I worked on suppressing the inner critic and not overanalyzing the work or what direction it took me. It feels like I just reached the first stop on a very long journey. I'm excited to just rest for a moment and feel content. Content that I am on the right path, tha

 

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