Does individual identity curate our environments, or do environmental variables infiltrate the idea of selfhood? My work is a journey of questioning the origins of selfhood while simultaneously trying to understand identity concerning the physical world and online landscapes that influence me. It is through the navigation of these worlds that my selfhood collides with consumerism, tradition, and rituals that draws me to question power dynamics and structures.
I am an interdisciplinary artist who works predominantly in digital drawing, installation. My work is heavily influenced by online aesthetics geared towards women, which connects to my conceptual ideas on rituals and consumerism and how the work looks visually. The work is playful with bright color schemes, combinations of uncommon materials, and bizarre scenes. By merging all of these characteristics, I am creating a personal hyperreality build around my identity.
My hyperreality world sits in the realm of juxtaposition. The juxtaposition is between materials, dimensions, and a light-hearted yet profound reflection on selfhood that we must navigate through in physical and metaphysical scapes.
Maddie received her Bachelor's of Science from Birmingham-Southern College and is in the process of receiving her Master’s of Fine Arts from Winthrop University (expected May 2024). She currently lives in Rock Hill, SC.