Pink Pom-Poms and Duct Tape, 2010
For “Pink Pom-Poms and Duct Tape”, my daughter performs in front of the camera to create allegorical vignettes about identity, memory, and the creative impulse. In this collaboration, she models nonsensical costumes, role-plays in make believe, or poses with one of her own artistic creations to transform the everyday into a contemporary fairytale or modern day myth. Ranging from the cute, quirky, disturbing, to violent, I see these seemingly ambiguous moments situated between sociological document, dreamscape, portraiture, performance, and theatrical tableau. These private and personal dramas can be read as visual metaphors for anxiety, desire, alienation, and other unconscious emotions that often originate in childhood.