96″ x 36″ x 96″, mixed media installation, 2010

“My Mother’s Doll” is a feminist interpretation of the fear of being suffocated by the expectations of Mother who sees Daughter as an extension of herself and not as a separate person in her own right. Mother’s narcissistic vision for Daughter is wrought with confused messages, promising a warped version of maternal love and gender membership in exchange for good-natured obedience and unquestioning submission, leaving Daughter fragmented, humiliated and powerless, inviting the viewer to reflect on domesticity, filial restraint and conspicuous consumption as venues for the transmission of oppressive values in women╒s identity.

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