My thesis body of work is titled My underwear has been on inside out all day and the food sucks here. It is a culmination of my process based practice. My goal in making work is to make objects that are alluring, but have an edge that can leave a bad taste in someoneā??s mouth. The duality of attraction and revulsion has become central to my practice because of its ability to hold the viewer's gaze and interest. My study of abjection lead my practice into a deeper awareness of how I define and reveal my understanding of the aesthetic judgements of beauty, ugliness and the grotesque. Through the discipline of painting, I used the sense of place and theme of an all you can eat buffet gone wrong to explore how I connect with the ideas of adornment, humor and disgust. With the curation of these works, my goal was to create an ambiguous narrative that gives hints to what went wrong at the buffet. I am drawn to the buffet as subject matter not only because of the possibility of extremely mediocre food and a lack of sanitation, but also because of the seemingly unlimited combinations of food that cater towards all desires.