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 current 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.

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.