I have always turned to self-portraiture, familiar yet confronting, as the modality through which I can best express my concepts. I paint reflections of my internal landscape, conceptually layered, surreal and often subtly satirical. The work explores my journey, as a bleeding heart and perseverant mind in a fragile body, through an increasingly toxic world.
My compositions are carefully contrived, from the design and construction of elaborate props to palette choice and conceptual devices. I relish the craft of creating a visual narrative within a singular, static image. Similarly, I love the interplay between contemplative space and ornate detail, 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. I am the canary uncaged, traversing the wilds between fragility and freedom. Mine is a world where female archetypes, psychological machinations and the ever-evolving trials of this contemporary epoch collide in a timeless grasp for identity that bestrides the bounds of the ordinary.