I am fascinated with the development of feminine self-identity. I experience girls as distinctly childlike filled with anticipation, yet with shadows of complex physical and psychological identities on the horizon. Seeking a fleeting moment, an expression on the face or body gesture to reveal an intimate glimpse of feminine identity, I find them sweet and tough, innocent and wise, joyous and poignant, carefree and disciplined. This early work, Junior Matriarchs of the South represents a young adult reflection on my own adolescence.