My work explores my internal landscape and its reflection in the world around me.
I have always turned to self-portraiture, familiar yet confronting, as the modality through which I feel I can best express my concepts. Each work, each incarnation of self, explores my journey in a genetically compromised body through an increasingly toxic world. The canary, ever my totem, is to the fabled coal mine as I often feel I am to this modern life.
My compositions are carefully contrived; from the design/construction of elaborate props (eg. the Monocular, Battle Headdress, Respirator) to palette choice and key conceptual elements. I love the interplay between contemplative space and ornate detail, the juxtaposition of the commonplace with the wonderfully strange.
There is a dichotomy between the warrior and the acutely vulnerable that often underpins my representation of self. Mine is a world where bold female archetypes, DNA mutations, pop culture fascinations and psychological machinations collide in a timeless grasp for identity that bestrides the bounds of the ordinary.