Artist Statement

My biomorphic, psychological sculptures use absurdity & humor to subvert feminine roles & aesthetics. Transforming everyday materials—like pink sponges & scented tampons— I ignore their intended functions, using them in ridiculous ways that pervert social expectations. Monstrous, deformed bodily aspects are paired with references to childlike innocence & purity. Skin-like nylon adds awareness of how racial identities affect female perspectives. This work visions for the future of femininity.

Meg Stein, 2018