Work > Hard Candy

Hard Candy is the fruit of an investigation into the geographical, cultural, and socio-political influences on the aesthetics of Chicago nail art. This series of large-scale macro photographs illustrates the details and designs of acrylic hand-painted nails within mountains of confections, piles of glitter, and well-organized girlhood clutter to create novel relationships between material and color.

designs with runts
archival pigment print
50 x 44"
2013
Dips with confetti glitter and crown
archival pigment print
40 x 26"
2013
stilettos with luchadora figure and glitter
archival pigment print
50 x 44"
2013
stiletto with eyes and geometics on yellow icing
archival pigment print
26 x 40"
2013
Stilettos with gems, ponies and ribbon Icing
archival pigment print
44 x 50 "
2013
Stilettos with inlay, purple glitter and banana candy
archival pigment print
50 x 44"
2013
Hello Kitty, Princess and the Frog with icing
archival pigment print
50 x 44"
2013
Square tips with red stripes and sour candy
archival pigment print
44 x 50 "
2013
Stiletto s with fruit salad inlay on yellow swirls
archival pigment print
50 x 44"
2013
Stilettos, queen bitch and orange icing
archival pigment print
50 x 44"
2013
 Dice and pink
archival pigment print
50 x 44"
2011
Stiletto with green inlays on green icing
archival pigment print
50 x 44"
2012
three d with blue icing
archival pigment print
50 x 44"
2012
stripes and lines on orange
archival pigment print
50 x 44"
2012
3 designs, four peeps and confetti
archival pigment print
40 x 26"
2010
Pinks, dice and zebra
archival ink jet print
40 x 26"
2011
Dice, streamers and swirls
archival pigment print
40 x 26"
2011
 Junk n' Juice
Ink jet
40 x 26 "
2009
fluorescent  on orange with sparkles
Pigment Print
40 x 26"
2009
Money with drags on icing
Pigment Print
40 x 26 "
2009
Stripes and lines with silver balls
Pigment Print
40 x 26 "
2009
squares, danar and toy soldiers
archival pigment print
40 x 26"
2009