Trailer for The Lollipop Girls Struggle on the Hard Earth
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.
My faltering 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, Share the Fantasy, directed by Ridley
Scott. Additional work from this series in portfolio three. An artistís statement video is also directly below.
This project is supported
in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic