Patricia Lois Nuss makes artwork that investigates the comparative territories of human emotion as they relate to the many facets of culture.

Nuss' artistic process is typically motivated by personal history, but focuses on the role, effect, and history of female idols as represented in art, religion, and modern popular media. An alienated relationship with a mother figure in her own life as well as an over saturation of these idols in the media has led Nuss to these photographic studies. Nuss seeks to procure an intimacy with the women she photographs and to dissect the idols presence and power within culture.