2015 and earlier

Solo Show 2015, #HappyWifeHappyLife (Opium Series) at Gallery 360 MPLS

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5×5 Show: #HappyWifeHappyLife (Opium Dreams Series)

The original idea behind this set was to invert the traditional function of dinnerware into being seen as fine art by mounting it on the wall, though as these things do it took on a life of its own. #HappyWifeHappyLife is symbolic of the social media-centric view of married life, which is so often filtered, staged and perfect beyond believability. Magazine worthy selections of “daily life” are showcased as reality, much like the Mad Men mid-century ideal of the happy housewife. Behind the scenes are the Real Housewives, the pill-popping plastic surgery queens of sur-reality. Is all happiness based on lies we tell?

2015 work

2014 and earlier work