Gritty charcoal and slick red oil paint are common elements in my paintings and drawings. These mediums act as vehicles for my ideas as I contemplate the structure of food identities. Women, bones, agricultural animals and food related objects repeatedly appear as I make comparisons to myself and what I do and don't eat. The physical aggression in my mark-making align with my frustrations as food manipulates my body and with the feeling of having no power over larger food systems.