mounted on MDF
(Series of 5), 1m x 1m, 2016
Through a series of linked artworks I wanted to present the lifecycle of the female consumer, from the idealized teenager caught up in the commodified pursuit of perfection to the ageing body sinking from view.
In contrast to the sickly sweetness of Pacifier, in Memorials and Nature Morte I allowed different types of meat – a cow’s tongue, a sheep’s heart, a chicken’s foot and a packet of mince – to ripen for a few weeks and come back to life in the warm sunshine in my studio. In Memorials rotting flesh is arranged among the paraphernalia of celebration, signalling the end of the consumer party. Regardless of workout ethic the body sags and ages.