Michelle Huntington

Our physical experience of the world shapes and sometimes distorts our inner selves. My practice investigates female sexuality through the lens of my own experiences. More precisely, my textile sculptures and organza wall work express the way women build their sexual identities and how they are affected by outside expectations. Felted wool vessels – once symbolic of being strong yet soft, protective, warm, and nurturing – are now sickly sweet. Oozing and dripping inside the vessels and down the wall hanging is candle wax pigmented with lipstick and nail polish. Remnants of the ritual women undertake to attract desire.