The Alterations Series objectifies complexities of the human attraction to alterity, and inspects the tendency toward fetishization of the cultural and racial “other” as it manifests through adornments, prosthetics and alterations to bodies as cultural expressions. 

Hair, in particular, is mobilized to create meaning in constructed hierarchies of “normalcy”.  Hair is a malleable material operating among the inequities and imbalances of desire, appropriation, and adaptations in globalized body politics.

These works are patterned after repeated elements from the fashioning of subjugation and the modern lust for adjusting and/or modifying our owned bodies in search of selfhood and belonging.