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 coy… 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.