Everything Under the Sun (Except the Sun)
Everything Under the Sun (Except the Sun) is a recent series of still lifes that utilizes iconography I have developed over the years. I am interested in documenting and exploring the complexities of issues related to female identity/my identity, popular culture and kitsch. As a visual artist, I create photo-based works. I make large-scale, 30”x40" (and larger) still life photos and digitally printed large scale (4ft. and larger) vinyl banners. But these works have a twist. The objects used are atypical. Instead of the conventional apples and oranges of Cezanne, I may use junk food, plastic fruit, tchotchkes and items obtained from 99 cents stores. I also use different foods such as raw meat, fried chicken, cake and pizza. Quite often, my work references my upbringing in the suburban New Jersey of the 70s. In this place, I have found a dystopia of broken promises – a land where modernity, comfort and technology helped to maintain the emptiness found within the banal and status quo.