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I am a mostly self taught artist currently living in Morgan, Utah with my husband and our pets. I began working with stained glass in 2018 after a small lesson from my Grandpa, who has worked with stained glass for as long as I can remember. I love the delicate, but extremely resilient, nature of glass. The process of creating stained glass is extremely meditative, and allows time for deep self reflection. In 2019, I began exploring some work with acrylic paint and began to feel drawn toward performance art. I like the idea of using my own body as a medium for expression, and also as a muse. After spending most of my life fostering a deep seated hatred of myself and my appearance, I am learning this year what it true self acceptance means, and my work is reflective of that.
My work is very focused on my own experience navigating femininity and what it means to be a woman in our world today. Growing up in an environment where femininity had very rigid boundaries, specific roles assigned from birth, I wasn’t allowed much room to actually explore what being a woman meant to me. I also found myself wanting very much to conform to the stereotypical attributes found within these rigid boundaries of femininity. “Someone told me there’s a girl out there, with love in her eyes and flowers in her hair.” If you search “hair and femininity” on Google, the first article that appears is a piece warning of the dangers of a woman having short hair. “It is a sub