Picture perfect (June 2019)
Acrylic paint on acrylic sheet, paper, picture frame
21 x 30 x 6 cm
Picture Perfect was inspired by a previous piece, however, since that piece was 2D, I chose to add a more realistic element by incorporating a three dimensional sheet of plastic, pushing the figure against it, revealing its grotesqueness. I also chose to incorporate hair on a different layer, amplifying the figure’s messiness and imperfections. I was inspired by Jenny Saville who is known for creating large-scale paintings of nude women, revealing the beauty of their imperfections.
Roar of Fire (March, 2019)
Acrylic on wood
106 x 39 cm
Roar of Fire depicts anorexia as a form of inner torment. The figure is visibly anorexic, her facial expression and her act of reaching out for help, suggest that she is suffering. Her body is a harmonious, warm color scheme, alluding to fire, depicting internal pain. It is positioned in a dark, voidless room, depicting her loneliness. I was largely influenced by Egon Schiele who uses very exaggerated forms to create a deformed and anguished figure.
FADED (January 2020)
White chalk on paper
30 x 42cm
FADED is a piece created during a life drawing class and depicts isolation and aloneness seen through a figure faded into a black, voidless background. An illusion of the figure fading into the background represents how negative emotions depicted through a black background outweigh the positive, white emotions. In contrast to my other pieces, the figure in this piece is not reaching out for help as it has reached a point after where it has already given up all hope for improvement and change.