Turkish Delight Flimflams

The Turkish Delight Flimflams, a series created after the Turkish Delight works, exhibit Ottoman Sultans stripped of their kaftans and dressed in female clothing– corsets, crinolines, ballerina costumes and the like. Stamped images and painted patterns interact with drawings of the Ottoman Sultans (primarily the heads). These pieces move further into the realm of fantasy and absurdity than the other works.  The male figures are locked into place by ornate Turkish patterns and are confronted by the absurdity of their dress.  Are these Sultans trapped, or are they free? With regard to their dress, I leave it to the viewer to decide.