Through an artistic process that explores the intersections of the public and private spheres, I question our awareness of self and of others. My conceptual ploy stems from strategies manipulated by social activists during the 1980’s AIDS epidemic. The use of traditional social marketing tools such as billboards, neon signs, and marquees permeated a familiar format to expose a poignant message. Colorful, candy coated sweet treats and their irresistible deliciousness toy with the notion that temptation and desire allow us to be drawn to what we don’t even realize is present.
The use of multiples obscures the sexual references that influence the sculptures I create. I initiate dialogue concerning sexuality, gender, and identity by crafting objects that are drenched in color and laced with playful humor that references the so-called, private parts of people lives.