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2017 Hiding in Plain Sight  

 

Hiding in Plain Sight is a deeply personal journey of intense psychological scrutiny, exploring the physical manifestations of a psyche in turmoil.  This work is centred around my personal experience of eating disorders and mental illness over the past twelve years, as well as exploring wider themes of grief, yearning, confusion, despair and finally, hope.  Many of these works also contain a hint of dark humour, as the figure (myself) appears to struggle with various items of clothing as though in conflict with them.  This awkwardness represents the discomfort I feel within my own body, but it is also a broader metaphor for the disconnect between our inner and outer worlds; between the mental self and the physical self.  

 

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Fighting Inertia, 2016.  Copic pen, charcoal and wine on paper, 120 x 80cm.
Fighting Inerti...
The Burden, 2013.  Copic pen on paper, 76 x 56cm.
The Burden, 201...
Monster, 2015.  Copic pen and charcoal on paper, 120 x 80cm.
Monster, 2015. ...
Plummeting, 2015.  Copic pen and charcoal on paper, 120 x 80cm.
Plummeting, 201...
Regret, 2014.  Copic pen and charcoal on paper, 105 x 75cm.
Regret, 2014. ...
Ruminating, 2015.  Copic pen and charcoal on paper, 120 x 80cm.
Ruminating, 201...