The Middle Tell (detail), shadow puppet performance, 2018

 

The aging female experience is an unheard account, particularly between the years marked by the gradual expiration of a woman’s biological relevance. My work is both a dispatch of the anxieties I share with women about the shame, vanity, restraint, disappointment, and pleasure of aging, and a confrontation of the social conditioning that perpetuates the repression of female sexuality, empowerment, and agency. My work engages with our historical moment in which patriarchal social structures are challenged, and the experiences of women demand to be witnessed.

Through shadow puppetry, printmaking, and video, I bridge the genres of performance and visual art to confront the lack in popular understanding of female desire, and how it is enacted, inhibited, sustained, and diminished over a lifetime.