Multimedia installation, 1998. Acrylic on bed linen, video projection.
My mother’s death when I was six years old—brought on by her own internal body conflict and self-abuse—and subsequently being raised by a single father in Southern California’s oft dissected oppressive “body culture”, fuels this visual rant about mass media, objectification of the female form and her prescribed social roles. Matrilineal points at a personal psychological rabbit hole, uncomfortably illustrating perceived damaging effects of patriarchal standards on the female consciousness which are reverberated and stained into ancestral maternal heritage.
**The original installation of this piece was experienced as a looped video projected onto a large panel painting on the surface of a bed sheet. Unfortunately documentation of this installation has been lost.