2016 - 2017
Found objects and latex paint
In many homes, the bathroom presents itself as the only private space, particularly for children and adolescents. House or family rules may state that bedroom doors cannot be closed or locked, thus the bathroom becomes the only private space to turn to for those first experiences of physical and psychological self-examination.
Key parts of our sexual psyche are formed in the bathroom, and thus this space becomes fully integrated and inseparable from our development into adulthood.
Focusing primarily on women, and female sexuality, Private Space presents bathroom furniture and fixtures arranged in ways that reference or simulate the human body. The nature of the porcelain is seductive; its glazed surface feels like skin and replicates the smooth, contoured shapes and forms of the naked body. Sexuality and identity is manifested through these sculptures and installations as the objects are situated within seemingly uncomfortable proximity to each other.
Private Space encourages considering of one’s own sexual identity, and of the broader scope of feminine sexuality.