Johanna Winters

Statement

My work behaves as playful coping rituals for anxieties about aging, vanity, shame, and disappointment. I use elements of animation, printmaking, and puppetry to concoct an elixir of discomfort and delight. This coupling of unfamiliarity and recognizability is seductive in the belly.

In my current performative puppet/figure work, Dowagers, I explore ideas about control and play through a pair of reclusive sisterly spinsters who manage to encounter glee despite their strange condition.