Oil on canvas
Inspired by the radical aesthetic of Picasso's "Guernica", this self portrait adopts characteristics
through it's contorted, angular forms which compose themselves in a collage-like fashion. The canvas
does not need
to reflect the way in which we see the world. The internal rationality of the painting guides the
beyond traditional representations of realism through a fragmented image of a self portrait,
view in a pictorial sense.
Acrylic on canvas
The body is composed of shapes and parts that work together to form a larger, more elaborate system.
It is the efficiency and complex nature of the human body that supports its linear representation.
Through scrawled lines across
the canvas and abstract shapes, the skull pays tribute to colour in a graffiti style whilst
the intensities of
A TIME AND PLACE
For me, the collated photographs represent a deep desire to move between places and feel a sense of
belonging in time in spite
of passing inevitabilities.
Acrylic on canvas
Chaos lies in wait, breaching the ennui and
casting aside mundane concerns. Order is broken,
swept away and replaced with cacophony.
I believe that the reproduction of an image in print form provides the viewer with an entirely new
experience of an artwork, being something of a tangible nature, which is marked in time. Nature as a
category is very unstable and humans exceed nature through growth and modernity. This is why the subject
matter here is represented as a butterfly, as they appear fragile in their form yet the printed
representation draws attention to the uncontrolled growth and corruption in nature.
Alice has always been the older twin and we are both different in personality. As a twin, I know what it
is like to be compared to someone who happens to like similar to me. In history, twins symbolised
the dualistic nature of the universe and opposing spirits of good and evil. It is modern culture's
fascination with twins and their visual doubling that inspired me to take this photograph of my twin,
Alice, who I share a very close bond with.
The isolated portrait signifies the disassociation and manipulation of the native american female
in modern culture and in native american history as it is retold. Through concealment of body parts
appropriation of female minorities in history, I was inspired by the indigenous native american
communities and how the effects of colonisation still impact these communities today.
The british weather is known for it's unreliability. As a series of islands, the country is
extreme weather changes and unseasonable fits of hot and cold. When it is hot, we all flock to
seaside. The seaside has changed through time and has a new meanings for those who visit;
holidays, climate change. This photographic series captures the stillness and sadness of the
items of clothing appear to be discarded on the pale shore and it's setting indicates a darker,
Through derogatory terms used to refer
to female animals which deliberately disrupts sexual politics and addresses satire through
anthropomorphism, women have been associated with animals
through social critique to embody, satirize, appraise and to be objectified as women
This collage addresses the cultural expectations imposed on women such as displayed ideas of
purses, lipstick, pink dresses and highlights the imposed feminine ideals.
SMOKE AND MIRRORS
Charcoal on yellowish paper
It was intended for this charcoal drawing to be delicate in it's appearance. The
figure appears to be smoking and in a night-setting. Charcoal, as a medium, allows for
the figure to
appear draped across the paper and poetic for it's tonal qualities.
Oil on canvas
As a continuation of experimenting with family members as subject matter, this painting
mother in the center of the canvas. I was heavily influenced by pre raphaelite
practioners use of gold borders and the Russian babooshka.
Graphite on paper
Further exploring the theme of chaos, this work uses
semi directed casting of graphite shavings onto
paper, causing the image to emerge and drive
its own construction.
THIS IS NOT HOME
Acrylic on wood
An exploration of time spent away from home, without
company. I stare through the window at an unfamiliar city and explore
the transdermic illumination of my fingers.