Pacify (v.) late 15c., "appease, allay the anger of (someone)," from Latin pacificare "to make peace; pacify,". Of countries or regions, "to bring to
a condition of calm," c.1500, from the start with suggestions of submission
Pacifier considers consumption – particularly the body-labour required
to achieve an ideal body – as a form of distraction from social inequality.
Overt sexualisation and infantilisation is implied by the sweets, sex toys
and nail art practice dummies representing pacified consumers.
Each work contains multiple surfaces vying for attention, the textures
of the faux surfaces in the ellipse directly compete with the objects they support and the coloured expanses surrounding them. The vignettes may
be viewed as portraits or the beheaded trophies of a hunter.
Three series of images follow the cycle of the commodity-body in the pursuit of perfection from the endless succession of body-labour practices and the failure of flesh to adhere to beauty-ideals to the obsolete body becoming nature morte.