"Worm Belly" is a single-channel video
installation. The work is based on a vivid story I was told in childhood.
In the 1960s "Twiggy" era of fashion modeling, my mother
was a runway model in Texas. Prior to the days of massive diet pill consumption
and liposuction, models would ingest tapeworms to control their weight.
This visceral memory has remained imbedded in my conscious, as a testimony
to the extremes one will endure for the sake of beauty.
"51 Bites" is the first of a four-part "Untitled
video series, which explores issues of memory, loss and desire. Utilizing
disparate imagery in conjunction with specific voice-over/texts allows
for multiple interpretations by the viewer. In the work, a dream from
childhood is interwoven with the present, embodying fears as motion and
space calls into question the veracity of memory and the construction