Devour, interaction shot 1
Devour, interaction shot 2
Devour, interaction shot 3
Shift and Ache, Installation Shot 1
Shift and Ache, Installation Shot 2
Shift and Ache, Installation Shot 3
This project exist in two parts:
1) Every day, for the next 30 days, I will be eating lunch at a table at the Visual Arts Center. Dates and times of lunch will be posted each week so others may join me for lunch.
2) The table on which will be eating will be marked and mangled. Participants will be encourage to carve negative words they have heard or told themselves about their body and the food they eat.
At the end of each week I will sand down the phrases in order to reduce the negative impact of these words.
Please feel free to join me for lunch (rain or shine) and make your mark on the table.
UPDATE: This project was unfortunately cut short due to theft. The table was removed and the word "negated" was circled in the spot where the table once stood. The project was not able to continue during the allotted time but will be revisited in the Spring of 2012 as per participants requests.
For more information about the project please see theNCLAC article.
The project was also featured in the Louisiana Tech newspaper, The Tech Talk, which can be found online here. The article can be found on the bottom of the first page.
Shift and Ache
In 2007 I was diagnosed with a “chocolate ovary”; a by product of several cases of endometriosis. The ovary becomes suffocated by old blood and over times kills the ovary by terminating productivity. Once one ovary reaches this state there is a strong possibility that the other ovary will also be lost.
This piece represents the constant emotional and psychological tension that exist from this knowledge.
wood, fabric, water and dye
Cavity, photographic images, installation and collaboration
The idea for Cavity came from several conversations with a couple different friends, who happened to be artists, about how we were coping with the death of our parents. Each of us had lost a parent at different stages of our lives but saw the connection it played on our work. I gave each of the artist a spool of yarn from my mothers personal collection and asked them to make something that either represented their loved one or represented their connection to their loved one. I also informed them that the object would be destroyed, but preserved only through a photograph. I, myself, also participated by creating a piece. As I began the process of deconstructing the objects, I began to realize the painstaking effort that these artist placed into these impermanent objects. These artists had poured themselves into remembering through the act of creating.
If you would like to participate in this project please use the contact the artist.