My work blurs the lines between sculpture, performance, and activism. I primarily work in live performance but consistently use found objects or food in sculptural ways to enhance and document each performance. I reference topics like abortion, identity, and the sexualization of the female body to empower individuals and engage communities through public performances and visual art.
While my pieces revolve around food and the performative nature of producing meals, it is heavily rooted in research that explores regulatory measures and how they have shaped our expectations of women. I use food as a medium to explore American legislation and a metaphor to expose the patriarchal systems that oppress women.
Within this body of work, I identify American systems that are physically and contextually out of reach to the average person. The processes we can reach are shattered, vulgar and decaying both by time and relevance.
My work explores the inequalities women face for simply existing with female anatomy by exposing the outcome of government legislation by reproductive oppression. I explore bodily forms that often represent organic shapes through performance and sculpture. By exposing continued patriarchal dominance, I further call attention to the need for change in these systems.
The right to possess power over her own body is essential to ensuring a woman can decide on her own if, when and with whom to produce a family or how she plans to make a living. American society feels the need to dictate what a women may do with her body and has enacted laws that punish her for personal and often unavoidable choices.
Reproductive rights are necessary for accomplishing gender equality. Reproductive freedom means making affordable healthcare accessible to everyone, including abortion care.