Exhibited at Gulf Coast Museum
Ends Meet documents the secret and intimate spaces inhabited by women, namely grooming and beautification rituals tethered to cultural expectations. Conceptually, the ways in which women intentionally present themselves as an effort to fulfill the role of female drives this project. From physical appearance, to intellectual confidence, to outspokenness we oblige audiences. To compartmentalize ourselves is innate, perhaps, ingrained. I consider my own history and how without guidance I performed too. I wonder if this daily performance of an individuals’ many selves begins to erode the true nature of her identity.
Many thanks to Creative Pinellas Emerging Artist Grant and Katherine Pill for support.