This is a series of paintings that started out as a way of venting about my unhappiness with my art. I was frustrated with only ever seeing well-polished artwork treated like it had value, so I decided to just paint whatever I wanted and see what happened. The project morphed into expressions of my feelings about the different portrayals of teenage girls in the media I saw, such as horror characters, girls next door, the classic mean girl, etc. These works begin by pouring paint onto the canvas, and forming a plan for the painting as I work to respond to those initial marks. I have a vague idea of what I want every painting to portray, but beyond this loose idea I don’t plan my works before I begin rendering them. My materials are watered-down acrylic paint and a few very ruined paint brushes, just so I could see what would happen if I used the ‘wrong’ materials.