This series expresses my artistic interests in sociopolitical issues, critique of gendered language, feminist revisionism and French culture. As a conceptual artist using text-based art I have become something of a neologist, developing my own unique protologisms and slogans.
One such protologism is Class Dysphoria. "Class Dysphoria describes the mental state of unease that one experiences when they are unable to easily categorize themselves into a binary or trinary class identity." (Holly Marie Armishaw, 2019). Further reading can be found here, in my article on Defining Class Dysphoria.
Post-Parisian Depression is another such example. Writing has become an integral part of my expressive practice as an artist, thereby extending my ideas beyond visual form.
Liberté Égalité Sororité and Liberté Égalité Unité are both a new twist on old work, a concept that I created in early 2017. The work pays homage to my feminist ideals and francophilia through a critique of gendered language in the form of a feminist revisionism on France's national motto "Liberté Égalité Fraternité". However, it also calls for unification not just between genders, but of all peoples regardless of origin, class, or religion.
As we witness the decline of minimalism and a trend towards maximalism, my newest series is inspired aesthetically by the influx of dark luxury that is sweeping the height of the design world, which suits well as we seek comfort in these uncertain times.
This body of work is available in two different formats:
- 16 x 20" Hand-Gilded Gold Leaf on Archival art-board, Edition of 5 each
- 20 x 28" Hand-Gilded Gold Leaf on Mi-Teintes pastel paper, Edition of 5 each