In this series of conceptual portraits a woman plays alone at home. She is re-living the play of her childhood and re-enacting imaginative games. Using household objects and furniture she has transformed her domestic arena into an imaginary world, spinning back and forth between reality and memory. The kitchen table becomes a boat in which she blissfully rows away on the terracotta sea substituting brooms for oars. An upturned saucepan stands in for a car transporting its driver to fanciful lands.
Clothed in bizarre costumes; a bikini made from dusters, a mermaid tail stitched from non-scratch silver scourers, a swimsuit knitted from J-cloth; she is rowing, driving, camping, diving and galloping on a broom. She is blowing bubbles through a potato masher and standing guard with a mop. Momentarily isolated from the real world this domestic charade offers solace from societal expectations.
These tableaux vivants bridge the distance between childhood play and the reality of everyday life. They re-enact childhood memories and the unexpected scenes subvert everyday tasks, suggesting a secret life of make-believe and fantasy.