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My work exposes the uneasy relationships between consumption, identity, the physical body, and the natural world. Through collage, drawing, and installation, I conflate fashion's celebration and distortion of the body with the day-to-day experience of its flaws, failures, and expellants. Despite our best efforts to create controlled, socially-appropriate selves, our bodies are leaky vessels, often filled with unruly desires. I demonstrate the absurdity of these efforts at control through humor—and humors. The moments of duality and uncertainty that my work at once represents and creates are moments of possibility, in which our preconceptions about each other and ourselves are dissipated.

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