I am interested in the feminine ideal in relation to the female body.
I enjoy creating work that expresses my wish to both conform and
rebel against ideas of femininity. Through various materials and
processes I take from my own body both physically and metaphorically.
Hair can be used to comment on feminine allure and power, while
clear resin is used to symbolize an abundance of tears.
Furthermore, I am interested in the way humans attempt to separate
themselves from the primal world of animals with supposedly civilizing
rules and regulations. I understand gender as part of the ‘cultured body’
and connect the tension between female and feminine with the struggle
to exist as both an animal and a human.
I also create narrative photographs of my jewellery on my own body.
The jewellery itself references my ideas of body and femininity as I am
wearing it, and enhances the idea that femininity is a performance rather
than an innate quality. Overall I enjoy deconstructing and reconstructing
the feminine ideal to create wearable works of art alongside narrative photography.