Great Expectations

Great Expectations is a series of small oil paintings on glass bottles, hung to create a narrative collage expressing beauty ideals. Different products, items, pieces of clothing, and body parts come together to form a bigger picture that is informed by our collective expectations surrounding women and image standards that are thrust upon them every day that may shape or control their lives, decisions and realities.

These are pieces that speak to the artists own relationship with beauty expectations, and might not necessarily reflect all women or woman-identified persons experiences with similar expectations.