My work is influenced by glamour, kitsch, and the fashion of feminine pop culture. I have frequently used popular cliché references as carriers of personal experience and social/psychological conflict. In the past these have included body consciousness, eating disorders, marital conflict, and the commodification of feminine beauty.
Recently I have narrowed my imagery down to two fundamental forms – the bow and heart. For me they ideally represent the dichotomy of cliché as a carrier for new social messaging. I’ve just started a new body of jewelry with bows and hearts as the “canvas” on which to render my experience with various emotional states while honoring my love of all things feminine.