Commentary on Commodification: Michelle de la Vega's Sugar Project

The Sugar Project explores the countless expressions and experiences of women’s commodification in contemporary culture. Artist Michelle de la Vega employs sugar throughout her work as a metaphor for society’s expectations and ultimate consumption of women—to be sweet, pleasant, and deferential above all else.

Michelle’s method deeply integrates community into the generative processes and exhibitions of her cross-disciplinary installations. Her work includes sculpture, environmental design, video, collage, photography, choreography, text, and partnership-building through project based community engagement.