ARTIST STATEMENT: Figurines are fantastically loaded objects. Lovely little tchotkes that beg to be sweetly admired while conversely existing as distorted personifications of femininity. Fragile, decorative, subservient, and coyâ€¦ they satisfy an artificial purpose that is hard to justify. They taunt with their visual duality and I am confounded by the visual problem they pose. My work investigates taking a super precious object and revealing its critical substance.