INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTIST + RESEARCHER

INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTIST + RESEARCHER

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

I explore the elasticity of what is perceived as “normal” behavior within the temporary boundaries created by ritual activities. My research and creative engagement in contemporary American wedding culture focuses on the prevalence and affects of a phenomenon, which I have coined “perfection hysteria,” that often ensues as brides engage in a quest for perfection, striving to achieve the status of “perfect bride” and have a “perfect wedding.” By reframing components of popular and often unquestioned rituals through an interdisciplinary practice, I intend to provoke the viewer to question the roles that society and self, play in constructing identity, and to rethink established conventions that are transmitted and reinforced through ritual behavior.