Drawing on the allegory of American consciousness through the use of iconic characters, O'Connor's work is derived from a combination of memory, fantasy, and pop culture. The mythological characters, built around enduring western cultural ideals, permeate her subconscious. Her art exposes complexities behind the thin public façades that we readily embrace.
The scenes she creates are the calcified remains of a culture focused on production and destruction, such as in "The Rise and Fall", 2012. By… Show more
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