Cookies

  • This series of self-portraits was made in response to my increased self-awareness of how I irrationally consume large quantities of chocolate chip cookies. Before I started this series, I had been doing pretty well on a low-carb diet.  So, I decided I would have no problem baking my yummy chocolate chip cookies to send to my long-distance boyfriend for Valentine's Day.  But when a blizzard hit and I was unable to get to the post office, I was alone with those treats and could not resist the temptation to sample them. I ate one or two, which wasn't a big deal.  But then, the sight and the smell was too much! I caved, eating in under an hour every single cookie that I had lovingly baked for my boyfriend. I consider this series to be an honest and humorous attempt to show the lengths I have gone to, on more than one occasion, to indulge in cookies as a compulsive reaction to stress, anxiety, working under pressure, or impulsive distraction to boredom.  If you also happen to notice the portrayal of a mindless consumption of technology at the same time, then you are getting a glimpse of my plight with these issues.
  • Mindless Eating
    2013
    Pastel
    26.75" x 38.5"
  • Cookies in Bed
    2013
    Pastel
    35.75" x 28"
  • Priorities
    2013
    Pastel
    27" x 37.5"
  • Bath Time with Cookies
    2013
    Pastel
    35.25" x 27.75"
  • 10 Second Rule
    2013
    Pastel
    23.5" x 35.25"
  • Fresh Baked, Right Out of the Oven
    2013
    Pastel
    35.5" x 23.25"
  • The Last Cookie
    2013
    Pastel
    23.5" x 35.5"
  • Midnight Snack
    2013
    Pastel
    35.5" x 23.5"