Artist Statement

Nostalgia as a human condition, explored though the passion for aesthetic appreciation. In my paintings and sculptures, I explore sentimental kitsch and personal nostalgia through references to sweets, toy culture, and animal portrature. My cupcake Installations reappropriate household patterning, a faux gold aesthetic, dramatic gestures and delicious decor. Inspired by the power of multiples, my sculptures explore the irresistible feeling of indulgence and emotional desire. Oozing cupcakes are juxtaposed with squirming dogs whose exposed bellies reveal the childhood colors of cotton candy blue and bubble gum pink.

"Bubble Gum", 2017, Ultra-Cal, 8x 4in

"Bubble Gum", 2017, Ultra-Cal, 8x 4in

Candy Love, 2017, Ultra-cal 24x 18in

Candy Love, 2017, Ultra-cal 24x 18in

"Monster Mash" 2017, Ultra-Cal, 7x 4in

"Monster Mash" 2017, Ultra-Cal, 7x 4in