Boudoir Study: Synthetic Affection
BOUDOIR STUDY: SYNTHETIC AFFECTIOn
The boudoir is a space that exudes female sexuality, while simultaneously functioning as a private space reserved for aerating intimate feelings and thoughts. It is a space that does not discredit or invalidate those thoughts or emotions; it allows them to simply exist.
Within the mirror a lithograph is partially veiled by a frosted horse silhouette. The lithograph features a repetitive blueprint drawing of the first floor of a house. Purple ring wax was melted onto the blueprint in various locations throughout the house to symbolize dysfunctional moments in a partnership where affection was purposefully denied to a partner.
Objects of synthetic affection
Set on the vanity were several objects that served to replicate affectionate touch when interacted with the human body. This installation was created as an oasis from negatively patterned behavior. The objects offer temporary emotional healing by feeding the psychological hunger for human contact. The viewer was encouraged to touch themselves with the objects.