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Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition
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 Commemorative Frenemy Plates
ceramic plates on Titanic wallpaper
2013

 Mr. Pink, Sounds Like Mr. Pussy
punch needle technique with embroidery floss on fabric
2012

 That's All I Have to Say About That
1 Forrest Gump VHS tape ribbon
2013

 That's All I Have to Say About That
1 Forrest Gump VHS tape ribbon
2013

 That's All I Have to Say About That
1 Forrest Gump VHS tape ribbon
2013

House Hunters
acrylic on found paintings
2013

 House Hunters (detail)
acrylic on found paintings
2013

 House Hunters (detail)
acrylic on found paintings
2013

 House Hunters (detail)
acrylic on found paintings
2013

 House Hunters (detail)
acrylic on found paintings
2013

 House Hunters (detail)
acrylic on found paintings
2013

 House Hunters (detail)
acrylic on found paintings
2013

 House Hunters (detail)
acrylic on found paintings
2013

House Hunters (detail)
acrylic on found paintings
2013



Cluster Flock
cast plastic, acrylic, liquid gold leaf, fingernail polish, steel, artificial grass, wood, spray paint
2013

 Cluster Flock
cast plastic, acrylic, liquid gold leaf, fingernail polish, steel, artificial grass, wood, spray paint
2013

 Cluster Flock
cast plastic, acrylic, liquid gold leaf, fingernail polish, steel, artificial grass, wood, spray paint
2013

 Bye Bye Bye
'N Sync posters, wreath, wreath stand
2012

 Bye Bye Bye
'N Sync posters, wreath, wreath stand
2012

Steve + NSync + HGTV + Flamingo



 "Mr. Pink sounds like Mr. Pussy" 
punch needle portrait of Steve Buscemi in wooden frame, 2012


  "Mr. Pink sounds like Mr. Pussy" (detail)
punch needle portrait of Steve Buscemi in wooden frame, 2012


"Bye Bye Bye"
funeral wreath made of N Sync posters with ribbon reading "Bye Bye Bye" on wreath stand


"House Hunters"
thrifted landscape paintings with quotes from HGTV shows


"House Hunters" (detail)


"House Hunters" (detail)


"House Hunters" (detail)


"House Hunters" (detail)


"House Hunters" (detail)


"House Hunters" (detail)


"House Hunters" (detail)


"House Hunters" (detail)


"House Hunters" (detail)


"Cluster Flock" (front view)
cast plastic flamingo with crystals on artificial grass


"Cluster Flock" (back view)
cast plastic flamingo with crystals on artificial grass

Thoughts on Jesus Indians.

I'm so excited about these Jesus Indians and here are a few things I want to say about them.

In a thrift store Jesus is just as tacky and kitsch as an Indian figurine.

Both Jesus and Native American appropriation are idealized images. It's how white people view Jesus and Indians. (such as Walter Sallman and M. Hook - painters of Jesus)

I have taken an image that is sacred and changed it the way I want to. The same way white people take sacred imagery from Natives and use it however they want. I haven't done anything "bad" to Jesus, I just put him in a headdress.

The first settlers of North America came and forced their religions on the Natives. In these paintings I'm not making fun of religion or Jesus. I'm targeting the people who have no respect for other cultures and religions. The people who believe the way they think is completely right. I'm using their idealized image of Jesus and turning him into the white man's idealized image of a Native American.