I've Got A Real Bad Sweet Tooth
By. Anna Leigh Pumpelly
I am interested in the compulsive behaviors that humans have with their food. Most often we use food as sustenance, but also in a variety of coping mechanisms for broad intrinsic issues that we may suffer from; Overeating, overindulging, starvation, etc., these behaviors paired with feelings of anxiety concerning body size creates a sequence of reciprocal cause and effect. These paintings are intended to reflect this narrative, specifically overeating, its physical effects on the body, and the anxiety of those effects.
Anna Leigh Pumpelly is an artist based out of New Orleans, LA. Her beautiful figures and provocative series have been featured at art shows and galleries.