Girlhood Dreams and Darker Things - Exhibition Statement
I was not the little girl who was interested in Barbie dolls, tutus, or pompoms. I enjoyed horror movies, haunted houses, reading the works of Stephen King and Edgar Allen Poe, and usually preferred the villain to the hero in many books and films. ‘Girlhood Dreams and Darker Things’ is a tribute to all that I loved as a child that helped shape who I am today.
This series represents embracing what makes you happy; that ignites a passion within; that makes you, “you” even if contrary to convention. As children we are more open to see the wonder in both the darkness and the light. And sometimes it is within the darker things that we find the brightest spark.