I am using props and found objects in my work and am interested in creating narrative scenes that contain various levels of reality or mysticism. Using both found objects as well as tromp d’oeil sculpted objects, I am interested in creating a confusion about the layers of reality within the piece, and to have an uncanny effect on the viewer. These tableaus are a cross between a run-down suburban American interior intermingled with mystic, ritualistic elements. This work demonstrates the struggle and complexity of navigating the uncontrolled and unpredictable nature of reality, and the complicated ways that we relate to ourselves, our individualism and identity. Based in autobiographical narrative, these scenes are woman-centric and about complex inner dialogues, performance, masquerade, doubt and reflection.
— Clarissa Pezone