Designer + Illustrator

Unspeakable Things

An exploration of society's conventional modes of representing sex, religion, and womanhood. I work from found photographs and vintage relics to manufacture my own version of history. Through this manufacturing, the narratives invented become strange yet ambiguous. With the use of borrowed references of a specific time, whether it's from art history or pornography, I am ultimately placing characters from contrasting scenarios into a new setting. The paintings alter the framework of the images original setting, which in return alters the context of the images primary function. Since the paintings rely on black and white imagery, the process behind the work becomes one involving an intuition of color. Within each medium, the use of ambiguity allows the viewers to create their own interpretation, like a deep conversation rather than the punch line to a joke.