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. So Madeline decides to go back; 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.
Advertisement 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