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Shara Mercado Poole
Professional Artist. Unemployed Philosopher. Amateur Puppeteer.
2019-2021 - series in progress
This body of work critically examines the ways in which unrealistic societal expectations and pressures are set and maintained based on consumer culture within the capitalist structure. I see all my work as self-portraiture, most recently with a focus on the Millennial plight. I offset mundane Warholesque bananas and stamped out cigarette butts with the childlike whimsy of Froot Loops and piñatas to pose questions about the definition of true adulthood and human milestones. The idea that we are the things we consume and surround ourselves with permeate my work along with a sense of humor that I find useful in opening engagement on larger social topics.
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