The disfigurine series unfolded over the period of 1997 to 2006 (I have included in this category examples from two related bodies of work: heirlooms and canopied figures)

The lyrical gesture and ornamentation that govern the traditional porcelain figurine can serve to entice an audience to linger over an image from which they might otherwise be inclined to turn away. Most of this work draws upon the conventions characteristic of the Rococo period, the golden age of European porcelain. In the ‘disfigurine’ series, physical wounds such as bruises and lacerations might be read as metaphors for psychological harm.

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