"PAINTED LADIES" 2016-18
Collage, acrylic paint on paper
This series emulates old fashioned photo editing techniques, where photographers would alter the appearance of movie stars on film before developing images by essentially 'painting' over any blemishes. This series uses fashionable poses from old Hollywood publicity stills to expand the dangerous nature of the women. Rather than being a "femme fatale" and an antagonist through sensuality, they are more of a danger to themselves, taking risks in psychosis, smoking and drugs.
I'M EVERY WOMAN, 2018
A collection of double exposure polaroids which explores the public and private emotions and personas of modern women. Inspired by the work of Cindy Sherman.
I'm Every Woman 2018
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SEND IN THE CLOWNS, 2019
This series of self portraits explores the sensuality and vulnerability of excessive makeup. These portraits are intended to make a statement on the sexualisation of makeup and makeup as a tool for the concealment of an identity, rather than an enhancement.
Send in the Clowns (COVID edition), 2020, photography and embroidery
I later created an updated version of these works over the COVID lockdowns of 2020, which mimicked facemasks using embroidery, further obscuring the sitters identity.
I got back into linoprints in the COVID-19 Victorian lockdown of 2020, after not having done any since high school art class. I first created a series called 'MUGSHOTS', a comment on the upkeep of solitary femininity by placing female figures in cups.
I then began to create a series of 'BITCH' prints for commertial sale, which emphasise the beauty standards imposed on women and the fight for self representation by claiming a name that was once an insult.
La Trobe University Bendigo, Art Residency 2022
This work was completed in 8 hours as part of La Trobe University Bendigo's Rural Health Conference. Myself and another two local artists were commissioned with creating a work in response to participants discussions on rural living. I concentrated on responses that responded with sensory answers, such as hearing birdsong or walking in the bush. I also attempted to comment on the negative side of country living that was mentioned, such as long wait times for GP appointments or having to travel to access proper healthcare.
Pictured: Country Life, 2022, Mixed Media on panel 2022
THE FUTURE IS FEMALE-
Acrylic paint on canvas, various dimensions,
In 2021 I began looking at themes surround post-apocalyptic paranoia and retro futurism (where the future is predicted from the perspective of the past), and the place of women in these scenarios. I asked friends to pose for me in their 'apocalypse outfits', that is, the thing they would quickly put on if the world was ending, and used those as reference images to create some quirky and colourful women.