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I am obsessed with what it is to be female, attractive and performative in today's world. Modern female icons like Beauty Pageant Queens and Barbie dolls fascinate me, and I am drawn to their indoctrinating power almost against my will. I am fascinated by the ways we re-invent ourselves in accordance to the whims of the society we inhabit; the ways we hope to present ourselves to others, and the ways we wish we could see ourselves. Within my mixed media canvases, I consider the dicotomies of beauty and distortion, theatricality and truth, authenticity and conformity, complicity and rebellion. These canvases are my amused social commentaries on the ever changing wrestling match of society, identity, self-esteem and sexism.