Authentic Womanhood Library
While an undergrad student at Biola University I took a class called "Authentic Womanhood." For an alumni show featuring all female artists I provided a series of books I read after my graduation that I have often said helped me "deprogram" myself. This borrowing library was to be stacked on a pedestal for use by gallery attendees to take at their leisure. "An Oracle My Mother Taught Me" Biola University Green Gallery, 2017
Exhibit at Kunstverein Wolfsburg called "Sex Smells." Papier mache giant perfume bottle with removable top and my fragrance called Vice mixed with Chanel No. 5 inside. Inspired by the iconic Chanel bottle, and Marilyn Monroe famously saying that was what she slept in. I wanted to mix it with the most iconic of my fragrances, Vice. One customer told me someone called her "walking sex" while wearing it.
Detail of salt crystals from three-month installation in empty building in Tacoma.
Billboard Art Project
The text I used for this series was appropriated from the region's Craigslist personal ads and presented through the large-scale advertisement of a digital billboard. A number of the pieces were censored because of their content. The exhibition in San Bernardino - Corona-Riverside, CA was on Friday, December 2, 2011 from 7:44* to 11:59 p.m. (technical difficulties made this an approximation) and was shown at: 2:56am, 6:34am, 10:12am, 1:50pm, 5:28pm, and 9:06pm. The exhibition in Reading, PA was on October 22, 2011, and was shown at: 12:49am, 3:31am, 6:11am, 8:49am, 11:26am, 2:03pm, 4:40pm, 7:17pm, and 9:53pm
The first public showing of my signature perfume poured down the wall at the "Human-Powered" show in Culver City, 2010. The lights for the exhibition were powered by artists on bicycles, and I thought using a fragrance would be the most likely way for the work to be experienced, as it was very dark.