Anatomy of Desire uses the vocabulary of human anatomy to explore psychological states by focusing on the violent side of the desire to connect and the tensions present within the act of longing. Anatomy of Desire features provocative images of female independence at its most intimate, centering explicitly on the body, and invites us to consider the ways women do and do not own their bodies.
Anatomy of Desire explores human frailty and mortality and presents a space where contradictory ideas rub up against one and another. This body of work focuses on the tension between the artificial and the real, comfort and discomfort, and the stunning and the grotesque by exploring the moment when these distinctions dissolve. The viewer witnesses a bodily form quivering on the knife’s edge of seduction and repulsion, and must navigate this charged psychological space. Anatomy of Desire is a body of work which possess a disorienting doubleness - forcing the viewer to examine the work with extra care and putting them on intimate terms with one’s own vulnerability.
“A Universe Wrapped in Skin”, mixed media on mylar, 30" x 69"
“And Then They Touch You”, mixed media and glitter on Mylar, 30" x 69"
“Worlds Self-Made are Full of Monsters and Demons”, mixed media on Mylar, 35" x 69"
“Wound Lick Repeat”, mixed media, encaustic and clay on board, 24"x12" (triptych)