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Untitled 1: from the series Luminol
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2004
Untitled 2: from the series Luminol
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2004
Untitled 3: from the series Luminol
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Untitled 4: from the series Luminol
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Untitled 5: from the series Luminol
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2004
Untitled 6: from the series Luminol
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2004
Untitled 7: from the series Luminol
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Untitled 8: from the series Luminol
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2004
Untitled 9: from the series Luminol
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2004
Untitled 10: from the series Luminol
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2004
Untitled 11: from the series Luminol
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2004
Untitled 12: from the series Luminol
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2004
Untitled 13: from the series Luminol
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2004
Untitled 14: from the series Luminol
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2004
Untitled 15: from the series Luminol
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2004
Untitled 16: from the series Luminol
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2004
Untitled 17: from the series Luminol
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2004
Untitled 18: from the series Luminol
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2004
Untitled 19: from the series Luminol
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2004
Untitled 20: from the series Luminol
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2004
Untitled 21: from the series Luminol
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2004
Untitled 22: from the series Luminol
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2004
Untitled 23: from the series Luminol
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2004
Untitled 24: from the series Luminol
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2004
Untitled 25: from the series Luminol
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2004
Untitled 26: from the series Luminol
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2004
Untitled 27: from the series Luminol
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2004
Untitled 28: from the series Luminol
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20" x 30"
2004

Like the crime scene investigation tool, popularized by contemporary television programs, used to illuminate biological residue unseeable by the naked eye, these images explore the psychological residue of being raised in a culture of fear. As a child I was told to avoid strangers because they may cause me harm, but was never told how to identify the threatening ones. As a result, I feared them all. I was taught self defense in the girl scouts before really understanding what I was defending. Later, my popular culture heroes equated outward femininity with victimization adding to my already established insecurities. These images are the embodiment of those fears. The figures are dissected, exposed, girly, sexualized, and surrounded by the darkness of an unidentifiable threat. The flesh of the girls alternate in and out of focus pushing the anxiety in and out of the real world.