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You Can Never Go Back
January 2011

This exhibition was the culmination of two years of investigation into creating sculptural pieces large enough to inhabit, but not functional, only offering partial coverage and a sense of comfort and privacy while remaining mostly exposed. These pieces were created simultaneously with "The Lovemonster" series of prints and drawings. Both explore tenuous relationships between past and future selves, between comfort and risk, between duty and independence, and between privacy and intimacy. They explore the longing to "go to the woods" - to embrace the wild women - female archetypes adopted in a longing towards something that feels free - yet constantly wielding a battle between an idea of freedom, and the compromise and sense of responsibility that allow for deeper relationships and growth.

Although we can remember times and places from our past, we can never fully return to that state of being.