The Smother series has taken several forms but all focus on the body. Whether presenting myself without cover or intimately performing for the viewer, I always try to maintain the emotional vulnerability I feel, alongside the strength I need in order to challenge those who only see me as a spectacle. Often, the intent of the work presents a conflict through either a disguise or visual confrontation. This extended Tryptic of works explores seeing; specifically the relationship between the observer and the observed. With intermittent focus on the moment of looking in the time-based gaze, in search of a space to comfortably occupy metaphorically. The question I asked myself while making this series was: Can I be fat, and still be desirably Feminine?