Drawing on my experiences over the past ten years as a fashion model, student of Butoh movement, and practitioner of earth-based rituals that link womanhood with the Earth as conduit and healer, these creations represent composite narratives of identity and transformation. They are emissaries in collaboration with nonhuman beings that summon forth alternate agencies by which a reweaving/recoding of technocultural formations takes place. These "Culture Creatures" affiliate themselves with a kind of spectral ecology in which things are constantly coming in and out of being, pointing to our interdependence with life sustaining habitats.
Site-specific performance rituals in unique landscapes in Iceland, Mexico, Peru, and rural America are linked together in a symbolically charged “dance”. Objects, stains, and handsewn lace/mesh within the creatures and paintings contain the residue of a life-affirming process that for me is ultimately Erotic. Soil, plant extracts, blood, gold chains, animal ashes, moss, found owl feathers, and crystals are some of the elements that make up these sparkling sensual objects.