Foundation

2014 

book of poems 

The words in this book of poetry were appropriated from Youtube videos of young girls providing makeup tutorials for online audiences. Each poem focuses on a single makeup product and the 

language used by the young girls during makeup application. The girls providing these tutorials range from age five to age twelve and their videos were uploaded from 2012 to 2014. Videos were chosen based on titles that indicated which grade or age this makeup look is intended for, such as the title “natural 4th grade makeup.” 

Cushions:

Interview with Bertha the Skanky Couch 

2015

Bertha the Skanky Couch was a fixture of my MFA program at Penn State University. One day, I received an e-mail from Bertha providing announcements and dates for the students working in the Sculpture area. As e-mails came more frequently to my inbox making us aware of clogged sinks, university deadlines, and final critique dates, I decided to e-mail back to see what they would say (and possibly figure out who Bertha was). 

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