With an ongoing interest in how society dictates and defines how women will live and how they will look while doing so. I started comparing what society thinks it’s creating with what is actually being produced. I was interested in how women are taking back control/power through research into femme fatale, female strength and female monsters.
The resulting works where Untitled (butterfly) and the Phalaenopsis, Hybrid, City Girl series.
Untitled (butterfly), plywood, 1.47 x 0.8 x 1.65 m, 2006
Untitled (butterfly) is a surreally enlarged object, drawing on what a butterfly represents; fragility, short-lived beauty. This enlarged plywood replica of a child’s model, evokes the uncanny and monstrous.
Secret Life of Plants, Hirschfeld Gallery, Wellington, NZ, 2007
Exposure ’06, Massey graduating show, Wellington, NZ, 2006