Doll Parts Series
Prisma on Paper
2019 - present
Doll parts are derived from personal experience. As a kid, I use to have a ton of toys action figures. I particularly collected all the weapon-heavy, tough, hyper-masculine figures Chuck Norris, Marvel, Wrestling, Gi Joe. The black figures never seemed as cool though, and I never saw myself reflected so I would take them apart and try and create my own with toy body parts.
The gestures they made I found interest in. A saluting hand, a fist, a screaming head these things change in context. The re-contextualizing of black body parts Makes reference to still life, portraiture as well as repeated codes of hyper-masculinity and violence."