Frances Wasn’t a Saint is a series of dynamic still images deriving from extensive isolated performances enacted by the artist. An ongoing inquiry into identity and the societal and power structures that we allow to shape it. “Although we cannot touch her, Frances references the real: an ambiguous, ancestral female figure who once lived and is talking to me and through me now. In conversation with this “ghost,” I allow her to take form in my body through performance. My performances extend from the referent while quoting from our culture’s hyperrealities including fairy-tales, grand narrative ideologies, biblical myths, social constructions, and manufactured desire.”