Artist Statement: This work explores unwanted physical intimacy by focusing on parental figures within the family. The series demonstrates how the structured hierarchy in a household can mold one’s future thoughts and actions. Gathering visual information from personal objects and childhood photos, compositions are collaged and constructed into a world that references a dysfunctional home life. These narratives expose experiences that provide a window into events otherwise intentionally unnoticed, that forces the viewer to question the façade of family life. By framing animal and human relations, the work is able to portray direct interactions between parental figures and their relatives and how traits are passed through tradition. By showing these animal and human relationships in ways that are either familiar or unfamiliar, these pieces speak on the back and forth of power dynamics found in the home, and the struggle to take back said power in the relationship.