My work explores America’s complicated relationship with sex through the fetishization of fast food. I derive inspiration from the idyllic realm of advertisement, where the object that is represented is often not the product received and the presentation overtly sexualized.
Fast food objects are placeholders for the human form; the layers of a burger and strong curve of a hot dog become yonic or phallic. I decorate these commonly found food items with colorful slips and glazes mimicking sloppy condiments and personal lubricants. The vibrancy of color establishes attraction to the piece. Where the oozing layers of ejaculate like glaze, repulse.
While some innuendoes in the work come naturally to the form, others are forced. This dichotomy between obvious and obscure adds another layer to the ridiculous nature of the work. Once complete, the work is displayed like an advert where a moment is captured, frozen, and evokes a sense of fake or fabricated depth.