NOBODY PUTS BABY IN A CORNER
My studio practice throughout this year has largely been an expression of internal dialogue and emotions translated onto canvas through a surrealist lens. My current project focuses primarily on the notion of infantilisation and hyper-sexualisation as coexisting ideals which are weaponised against young women, minorities and non-male identifying people. The works created within this theme are a direct reflection of my personal experiences with men and dating culture as a young woman. As my height and youthfulness are frequently seen as vulnerabilities to many, the comments myself (and many others) have repeatedly received elicit feelings of rage and sheer frustration. As such, my works normally involve themes of nudity and vulnerability, as well as voyeurism and perpetual gaze. The figures I paint are always a general abstract self-portrait of sorts—a depiction of my inner self and fear of being perceived yet a constant awareness of being surveyed.