'My work reflects distortions of idealized girlhood fantasies by depicting ominous fairytale scenes that interpret female psychic connections to the natural world, and expose societal perceptions of virginal weakness and sexual power. In my work I use a technique of lace draping; this method was developed in the 18th century when Dresden decorators dipped real lace in liquid porcelain and laboriously applied it to various Rococo style figurines. In my current work I have been using this technique over ceramic figures displayed in settings and poses that explore themes of costume, consumption, and martyrdom within idealized femininity.' Jessica Stoller