Comfortably Stuffed, 2018
Creation out of Destruction, 2018
Intimacy Shmintimacy, 2017
Stills of Sculptural Elements from a video performance.
Nothing Like a City to Make You Feel, 2017
Astroturf, tar paper, found object, foam, and audio through speakers in cones that were playing sounds of construction in cities.
Experimental Drawing, 2017
Sculptural Screen Print on Fabric, foam core, string
(bottom left is a close up of the uterus pins in package)
Screen Print on Handmade Box Structure
QTUT is a product marketed towards anyone who wishes to have a new, one of a kind uterus. Each uterus is handmade with molding clay, and turned into a pin, so that it can be worn.
Screen Print on Silk.
Romantic Imitation, 2015
Me holding Soft Sculpture Rose (for scale, I’m just shy of 6′).
What Does “The Victim Wasn’t Injured” Mean?, 2015
Screen Print on Silk.
“Rape Culture ives in the same house as denial. It is engraved in our society today because for centuries we have accepted and consumed misogyny, most without realizing. It takes courage to admit that people you may love, or perhaps even you, engage in acts to encourage rape culture. From the media exploiting the female body while simultaneously degrading them for it, to violently forced masculinity towards males, the responsibility is in everyone’s hands to end rape culture. There are many issues to be addressed within rape culture, but this piece is focused on victim-blaming.
It is not uncommon for the victim to blame themselves after the questions asked when and IF they report their sexual assault. The questions printed are focused on the victim’s actions, figuring out “why”, and not their well-being. Instead of these questions, we should ask “What made the assaulter think this was acceptable behavior?”. Rape culture will not end by treating each case differently based off gender, race, sobriety, or clothing. The roots are embedded in what is consumed, from the media to the upbringing, where did the concept of respect get so murky?
The crime prevention tips printed on this silk slip were sent out in a mass e-mail to the entire campus when disclosing information about a sexual battery incident on campus. Sure, these are good things to keep in mind, but I’m sure the majority of us already do these things automatically. What I want to know, is why are all the tips aimed directly at what victims, and potential victims, can do to prevent assault? These e-mails are sent to everyone, why not include information aimed at the assaulters! The people doing the assaulting are not big scary monsters hiding in tunnels who only come out at night, they are right next to you, in society, with you. Instead of teaching girls to wear longer skirts and carry weapons on their keychains, why are we not teaching boys to respect basic human rights. The gender violence within our society is too often seen through a narrow scope, excluding the LGBTQ and gender-non-conforming, gender-queer, and trans experience violence at disproportionate rates. Everyone is just as important in rape culture. Tell your story, do your research, don’t blame the victim, take an inter-sectional approach, and start calling people out on their tasteless jokes of rape and misogyny.”