My domestic series explores personal identity and experiences of daily life. I deliberately crop the figures to focus on the action and metaphor of the piece. I incorporate “domestic artifacts”, household objects from various decades, into the settings to blur the historical context of the scene creating tension and ambiguity. My pieces seek to ask questions of viewer and allow them to explore varied potentials of meaning, especially through the lens of their own personal experience and identification with the figure. The ambiguity of setting and context highlights shifts in cultural attitudes toward domestic life, relationships, and roles over the last century. Each piece in this series is titled with a phrase, alluding to a secondary metaphor or level of meaning. My themes focus on emotional presence, attachment, perception, cultural assumptions, constraints, connection, voice, and personal power. These are universal elements of human experience and have relevance even as the particulars of context shift over time. These pieces are influenced by mid-century periodical illustrations and the work of Coby Whitmore and Wayne Thiebaud.