I'm a visual artist that works with installations, sculptures and drawings that explore and play with themes of social conditioning, creating my own “otherworldly” toy and doll imagery. My work celebrates colour and curves, and works on different levels, from sardonic humour and gentle critique to simple objects of visual pleasure and exuberance.
This is an
ongoing installation of sculptures playing with issues of femininity &
conditioning using the doll-form. The pieces can be seen as a more
"other-worldly" counterpoint to contemporary mass-media
representations of the female form.
The pieces range
from 9 inches – 3 foot high, are carved in polystyrene, laminated in
fibre-glass, hand-painted with acrylic & collaged with doily elements.
This triptych looks at the way women have been viewed historically, through religious paintings and old photos found in an archive of Victorian studio-shots. Approx 5 1/2 ft x 31/2 feet. Materials - hand-made paper, pencil, acrylic, doily elements.
"Prelapsarian Idyll 1"
"Prelapsarian Idyll 2"
"Prelapsarian Idyll 3" This work was in a collateral event for http://kochimuzirisbiennale.org/in 2012-13. This triptych looks at the way women have been viewed historically, through religious paintings and old photos found in an archive of Victorian studio-shots.
This was an interesting project involving artists & women from the mental health & criminal justice system. People who have never met have a series of (visual) conversations through drawings sent via email, they communicate only visually through an intermediary. Here are 4 of my exchanges with my correspondent "Sarah".
~This series of 7 drawings involves 19th century Victorian photographic studio portraits of young girls taken from an internet archive & juxtaposed with collaged doilies (redolent of domesticity & gentility) to explore evolving historical attitudes to femininity.