On love and consumption

On Love & Consumption is an interdisciplinary body of mixed media works that plays on a kitsch aesthetic and a maximalist approach that critiques higher social classes and gender through satire and dark humor.  Using the historical archetype of Marie Antoinette, reimagined with a modern twist, I combine painting, sculpture, poetry and performance to examine the current state or late stage capitalism and its parallels to the French Revolution in terms of wealth inequality and economic oppression, coupled with the seemingly insatiable appetites of the upper crust, paying particular scrutiny on the women of this class system as they simultaneously function as both the oppressed and oppressors themselves.