Painting is a way for me to criticize the cultural dominance of male interpretation and the persistent influence of male emotion over female representation.
Leveraging an ancient and ongoing authority over every sociopolitical hierarchy in human history, men have easily installed pervasive conventions that favor male interests and rationalize male behavior at the routine expense of women. Unsurprisingly, portrayals of female identity and experience have most often fallen under the same jurisdiction.
When male emotion eclipses female humanity, delusion may take the place of reason. As a painter, I am interested in the breadth and the visibility of these delusions today. Likewise, I want to challenge any presumptions about women and our naked bodies that linger only to accommodate men.