Work Archive > Paintings

acrylic, abstract, sponge, cake
acrylic and sponge on canvas
36" x 36"
2012
Untitled 2
acrylic and sponge on canvas
36" x 48"
2012
3-dimenensional abstract painting
acrylic and sprayfoam on canvas
24" x 24"
2012
3-dimensional painting, sprayfoam, cake, acrylic, abstract
acrylic and sprayfoam on canvas
28" x 22"
2012
acrylic, abstract, sponge, cake
acrylic and sponge on canvas
24" x 20"
2012
acrylic, abstract, sponge, cake
acrylic and sponge on canvas
12" x 12"
2012
cake, oil, abstract
oil on canvas
24" x 24"
2012
cake, oil, abstract
oil on canvas
20" x 16"
2012
cake, oil, abstract
oil on canvas
12" x 12"
2012
cake abstract abstraction painterly
oil on canvas
48" x 36"
2012
cake abstract abstraction painterly
oil on canvas
48" x 36"
2012
Installation 1
acrylic and sponge on canvas
2012
Installation 2
acrylic, spray foam, sponge on canvas
2012

Using domestic tropes, as well as semiotic and feminist theory, my present practice examines the deconstruction of a conventional form (cake) in order to address questions of gender, domesticity, and abstraction. No longer is cake an object for consumption; through re-encoding the familiar, it has become a vehicle to express disillusionment with and resistance to a traditional domestic sphere.

Each of my compositions follows from a process that involves the use of performance and photography to capture the physical destruction of cake and the resulting detritus. I bake and decorate cakes and drop them in my studio. Through these performances, the integrity of the cake is shattered, leaving an abstracted image I photograph on my studio floor. These photos serve as loose references in the paintings and allow me to reconstitute cake on canvas in fragments – at times fanciful, at others, grotesque.