Yes, the performative images are interesting. The play of gender. Perhaps, we could play with stereotypically masculine ideas of perfection.
In terms of the artist, this may be the traditional marble sculptor which is generally seen as male. Maybe there is some play in the idea of carving a marble cheesecake ( playing with typically feminine cooking )
I have attached an image of my 'studio' which is much less glamourous- a cramped room in a stuffy shared house in Cambridge. I thought it was kind of funny how you are operating from such a beautiful location while I'm in the old industrial ugly side of Cambridge in a dingy flatshare.