Readymade / Heirloom earring Powder coated and laser etched aluminum jacket, stainless steel findings
1.5 x 1 x .25"
"I think womanhood is tethered to consumption. I’ve become numb to the feeling of being devoured throughout and now it seems natural to create works that are immediately read as pleasant and palatable because that’s what I’ve always been asked to do with myself. I’ve found any extreme emotion or statement can be easily overlooked if the voice saying it is bright and lighthearted, these works are no different with their childish toy-like forms. The sweeter these works seem (even if only on the surface), the more likely they are to be picked from a shelf where they are no longer my burden to carry. I could ask the viewer to spend time unpacking these seemingly friendly, familiar, or comical items only to realize the works being seen have something backhanded to say or are actively decomposing, but that’s a choice each individual gets to make on their own." - Casey Newberg