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Often, I have used my own face and body, as well as diaristic writings in my work. I first photographed myself in the private space of my home. Photographs documented a backstage: the daily grooming germane to the creation of a public appearance. In looking invasively through the camera lens at a flattened exterior surface—my face—developed a desire to depict and construct facades in photography, writing, and most recently, sculpture. In built installations resembling theatrical sets, I cast myself, or a body through which I identify, into a predetermined scene. Thrown into relief is the script, however removed from its original context, that precedes and shapes the performer. I am interested in setting the stage in anticipation of action, rather than in performing action. The set exists irregardless of a performance, or as an invocation of a performance said to have happened in the past.