Dolly and I (Parton My Love Affair with Dolly)

"I make jokes about it, but it’s the truth that I kind of patterned my look after the town tramp. I didn’t know what she was, just this woman who was blonde and piled her hair up, wore high heels and tight skirts, and, boy, she was the prettiest thing I’d ever seen. Momma used to say, ‘Aw, she’s just trash,’ and I thought, ‘Than that’s what I want to be when I grow up. Trash.’" -- Dolly Parton

An installation featuring stone lithographs, fan letters, and various memorabilia, as well as video documentation of my various efforts to embody Parton. Together, it becomes a feminist homage to Parton, a celebration of extreme femininity as subversive.