This project has been supported by the Artist’s Resources Trust, a fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. photos: jd durrans

It's a Girl! is a collection of mixed media works assembled from decorative and domestic objects commonly associated with the “feminine”. Materials and mediums, through personal association, evoke memory and emotion. The series is not a memorial but rather moves with the subject of misogyny and the questions of gender. The work is both a product of the changing worlds around it and an element of interaction with these worlds. The objects of the work are the objects of the worlds with which it is concerned. By incorporating materials of lived experience – cookware, appliances, and décor – the work challenges a purist aesthetic hierarchy that privileges one set of materials over another based on gender association. This series is a collection of history, politics, and lived life.