I am a Los Angeles based artist who specializes in digital, analog and alternative printing practices. I draw inspiration from the concept of suffering as it relates to day-to-day life, as well as my deeply feminist roots. Integral to my own formation as an artist, each photograph embodies life with a severe chronic illness and the struggle with bodily autonomy as a patient and a woman.
Slaughterhaus is a new series based off of my personal experiences with a debilitating illness that led to frequent surgeries, and the comfort I was able to find in my bedroom. I showcased women who tend to take solace in their bedrooms, away from the traumas and tribulations of daily life. Each magic motion print features a portrait of a woman in her bedroom flipped. with a still life photo of discarded slaughterhouse meat. The stark contrast of serenity with beautifully staged yet grotesque slaughterhouse meat encapsulates life with a disability; often suffering is married with creature comforts. This contrast also illustrates the impersonal nature of hospitalizations while patients are stripped of their independence.
Walk by one of these magic motion lenticular images and the image will magically change from the girl in her bedroom into slaughterhouse meat, JUST LIKE MAGIC!
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