The latest chapter emerging from Inner Fears: Portrait of a Teller’s Fortune takes the form of Madame B's Tarot Reading (2023) through my envisioning of the major arcana. My visual language continues defining campiness. As the viewer steps into a minimalist world that suspends reality and plays on campy stereotypes, the respectful recreations of the major arcana come to life in a kitschy sort of way.
Appropriation. A word that has gotten much maligned over the years. However, when we aren’t appropriating cultures, the power of appropriation is limitless. Appropriation is when we take something of someone else’s and make it our own. The after series was borne from my desire to dive even deeper into my studies of my inspirations to take my lens-based imagery to another dimension.
Inner Fears: Portrait of a Teller's Fortune (2022) I offer an analysis of identity. The work delves into identity through a critique of how we present ourselves and our identity as the work brings to life the characters from the sideshow through self-portraiture.
Inner Fears is an ongoing series that began in 2019. It examines moments of discomfort that drive the viewer into the world of nightmares. Whether being caught in a compromising position, or feeling that the weight of the world is drowning you, the cinematic scenes take the viewer inside the ultimate nightmare: their inner fears.