BALLERINAS

Statement:

In the Ballerina series, I am exploring the relationship between dance as a spiritual practice and dance as a sexually charged act. I am juxtaposing the ethereal with the ephemeral, in other words, I strive to show the Ballet dancer as half-God half-animal.  I want the viewer to see how while the dancer appears to have a transcendent experience, the dancer is also concealing sexual desire.