In her work, artist Carmen Tiffany combines experiences from her childhood in rural Wyoming with the aggressively cheerful imagery of children’s products, television and advertising. The result are funny, grotesque videos, installations and drawings that feature an array of characters including a rapping macaroni noodle and lisa frank characters with an unquenchable thirst for moonshine.
Along with fellow artist April Childers, Carmen is also a co-CEO of Destineez Child — a performative storefront where Carmen and April enthusiastically sell absurd, and often disgusting, products in a kind of flea market style bazaar. Some of their popular products include: The oscillating ashtray, cute bread, and their fragrances: Easy Cheez and Beefnut Water.
I spoke with Carmen over Skype to learn more about her work, the story behind Destineez Child and her experience growing up in rural Wyoming.
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