My recent work seeks to create a dialogue about the history of imagery, primarily as it pertains to the use of the modern American female. I am interested in the evolution of these images from classical painting, photography, advertising, television, and the Internet and the subliminal messages and psychological effects they proliferate. Specifically, I am interested in the temporal aspects of beauty and the resulting artificiality of a façade that has become the norm in contemporary consumer society. The concepts of reproducibility and female bodies as consumable objects and the suppression of individuality are themes I examine through my paintings. I create compositions by breaking apart and rebuilding the parallel environments of human and animal worlds through digital collage. Each work seeks to highlight the anonymity of the subjects while representing the unnatural myth of youthful beauty and conformity in opposition to nature. Through the viewers’ engagement with the characters, I emphasize the popularity of ambivalence, their connection to the hegemonic gaze and the distinct fallacies they represent.