Trailer for The Lollipop Girls Struggle on the Hard Earth
The Lollipop Girls Struggle on the Hard
Earth is about the rupture that begins when one leaves the state of childhood
and becomes a subject in the symbolic order (an adult). Itís about trying to
get something back that we never had. As adults, we regularly face an awareness
that what we hoped for isnít there. Madeline does go back to
the lush innocence of childhood but finds herself in a
spectacle, a sumptuous world that resembles her youthful conception of what
being an adult would be like. And since a little girlís pretends feel perfectly
real, Madeline gets lost in the surreal province of make believe. Making sense
of what is real and what isnít brings her face to face with the sum of her life
and what she cannot escape.
My first love
felt like going home. The innocence, ease and sense of completeness made it
take years to get over even though the relationship was brief. I just couldnít
accept that he could love me and then suddenly, not.
sprung in part from having idolized an uncle who then died at eighteen years
old. Iíd been too young to understand death. Nowadays, with a Real love that
includes both average misery and also a sense of completeness, Iím looking back
at love. Inspired by the perfect, terrible luck at ever having loved completely
- much less three times.
for Chanel, Inspired by Adolph de Meyerís 1930ís photographic ads for Elizabeth
Arden. The score is by Vangelis from a well-known Chanel No5 commercial from
the 80ís, ďShare the FantasyĒ, directed by Ridley Scott. Additional work from
this series in portfolio three. An artistís statement is also directly below.
This project is supported
in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic