I work in many mediums and disciplines; paint, printmaking, collage and sculpture.
Picasso once said that ‘women are machines for suffering.’ (Picasso 1932: The EY Exhibition) I visited the Love Fame Tragedy exhibition by The Tate in July 2018, which documented Picasso’s paintings in 1932. This was back in the early to mid 1900s when women, let alone women artists, found it hard to be respected.
Although the world has changed since then, the misogynist way of thinking still exists. My work is fueled by this history of women in art. As artists, we can address issues head on, through visual means. As a female artist, I can focus on taboos which aren’t addressed enough in society but are experienced by us everyday. These include gender, sexuality, fertility, the body, life and death; the list goes on.
My work centralises around the human form, I change it, suggesting to the viewer different ways of thinking and seeing certain issues. I am questioning the attitudes and behaviour of unwritten rules and norms in society. When the body or face is broken down into shapes, patterns and blocks of colour, it has the ability to be or convey something else.