1. Pretty Much – oil on canvas; 60 x 48 in.
2. Crisis – oil on canvas; 60 x 48 in.
K Ann Horn
My work influenced by the malleability of post-girlhood identity. I use possessions as a medium through which to unearth the female fixation on domestic skill, object materialism, and appearance; they are rendered as expressions of tension between growth and inevitability, while contorting the dependence upon goods as a reflection of identity in the internet era. By portraying these objects at uncharacteristic times in their life cycles, I question their significance and necessity. They represent false narratives for supposedly meaningful, yet undeveloped occasions; they are souvenirs of moments still in formation; caricatures of sentimentality for plans that have passed without fruition.
© K Ann Horn