This body of work explores how children are exploited in our culture. I’m interested in the development of modern appliances and their design, how marketers appealed to women, and how their development and advertising reinforced women’s subjectivity. I believe the myth of the housewife’s role, illustrated in modern media in the guise of June Cleaver, Donna Reed, and Margaret Anderson, led many working class women to resent their role as wife and mother, causing some of them to think of their children as products or adornments first and human beings second.
I have always loved collecting little objects from junk or antique stores. I trust my instincts and try not to intellectualize about my choices. I enjoy gathering my stuff round me (photographs, toys, trinkets, books, magazines, catalogs, and oddities) and create each piece spontaneously.