When I Was 15

2015

  

When I was 15 I starved myself.

 

 

I thought that if I was thin enough, beautiful enough, someone would find worth in me. Eventually, hiding my secret and hating myself became exhausting. For those reasons and countless others, I decided to “get better.”

 

My investigations explore the constructs that fuel these types of disorders.  Through the lens of my own experience I am creating a body of work that recovers my past. Chocolate, language, and image interact as units and metaphors in my work.  I realized I had to explicitly talk about my personal experience. For the first time in years I’m acknowledging that I denied myself one of the most basic facets of survival. 

 

 

When I was 15 I starved myself.

Nothing Tastes As Good As Skinny Feels

Chocolate, tin foil, and craft paper

Untitled

Lay's Classic Potato Chips and stamped oil paint

Self Portrait

Chocolate screen print

Self Portrait, Deteriorated
Chocolate screen print
Stomach 1
Chocolate screen print
Stomach 1, Deteriorated
Chocolate screen print
Stomach 2
Chocolate screen print
Stomach 2, Deterioated
Chocolate screen print