Gisela Parker is a visual artist currently based in Houston, TX. Her work mocks the conventions of social media through absurdity and sarcasm. Her primary interests in fantasy and the stranger elements of fiction extends from the Internet to everyday actions.
Communications media-the stories and fairy tales we tell our children at night, the music and interviews we hear on the radio, the interactions we find on the websites to communicate with each other-are all heavily shaped by social convention. I find these aspects of our culture and mass media both fascinating and confusing. I especially am interested in the influence of the Internet on these mediums, and how they shape our daily lives. As an artist whose ultimate aim is to create satirical and irreverent work, I use humor to further explore my project, and make my subjects seem more ridiculous than they often are.