My work is driven by images and the theoretical exchange between materiality and concept. Concepts of desire are complex, and that complexity is a recurring theme in my work that influences my choice of form and material. The female form is a familiar, ever-changing landscape within the guise of the western ideals of beauty. Our capitalist, consumptive culture forces us into perilous, contradictory states of identity, judgement and acceptance. Common themes run through my work in the search for the discovery of the self, such as the female body in the form of self-portraiture, the idea of the gaze and voyeur. My work explores our consumptive culture by focusing on the contradictory nature of beauty, time and aging. I choose to explore the human form for its aesthetic qualities, yes, but also to question elements of desire.
As Georges Bataille so eloquently puts it,
“To look at an object with desire is to appropriate it, to enjoy it. To desire is to pollute; to desire is to take.”