INSTALLATIONS


Real Beauty

This is a collection of handmade fabric dolls from all parts of the globe. They are both playthings and powerful icons—authentic objects made for use. They are made with integrity of both materials and form. They speak to women’s lives and their connections to each other. Click here to learn more about the Real Beauty project.




Full Closet/Clothing installation


Dealing with aging, fashion, and body image, these multi-sectional installations reflect our obsessions with clothing, our bodies, and what we wish we could wear.


Fashion Statement
2001

Full Closet, detail
2002

Global Closet
2003



The Queen's Dream


This is an installation based on my childhood in the multi-ethnic Queens (NYC) and my travels to over 80 countries. Country shapes, women goddess statues, found and bought souvenirs, digital print prayer flags, and wooden and paper objects gather to create a memory shrine.

 


The Queen's Dream
1999-2000


The Queen's Dream, detail
2000



The Queen's Dream
2000

 

Women's World

In collaboration with the women of the Tibetan Tent factory, this work confronts our familiar yet heavily western-based utilitarian objects within the confines of a remote country, causing us to question cultural perceptions.

 


Women's World
1996




Women's World
1996
 

 


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