You can’t have your cake and eat it too and It's going to be a long night examines the consequences of aspiring to the manufactured ideologies produced through consumer imagery and objects. These representations have been constructed through popular culture, and are embedded in our consciousness and beliefs from early childhood. The domestic decorative ornament is one platform for such deceptiveness. Unassuming and unresponsive, it seemingly has no function or purpose other than for aesthetic pleasure. Through the modification of discarded and outdated ceramic figurines, the works seek to disrupt the intended sweet, unthinking, innocent and obedient characters — and produce a dark and disturbing alternative.