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I am obsessed with what it is to be female and attractive 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. My paintings pit beauty and distortion; theatricality against truth; and authenticity against conformity. These colorist, expressionist paintings reflect the on going love/hate relationship between women, societal standards, and self-esteem.