Wormbelly, 2003
Digital Video
© Directed by Colette Copeland

The video is based on a vivid story I was told in childhood, which has haunted me for years. Although it references a specific narrative, the work addresses larger cultural issues such as the manipulation of the media through advertising and fashion and its manifestation into society's values. This visceral memory has remained embedded in my conscious, as a testimony to the extremes one will endure for the sake of beauty.