My work employs themes such as the fantastical imagery of dreams and nightmares, death and mortality, consciousness, and the human body. This subject matter is based on the real and tangible, then manipulated, warped and altered into imagery similar to hallucinations and dreams. I am interested in the dark and disturbing imagery within ourselves and reflecting this back onto the viewer – like looking in a mirror.
My work is informed by mythology, psychology and anatomy. My current work investigates what’s inside us physically, mentally and emotionally and how these are linked. We are bound by our bodies, but also govern them. We can grow or degenerate in profound ways. I am interested in creating art that inspires contemplation of human potential and the future.
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