P H A N T A S M
Order 2019 – Oil on panel
Soft dusty pink silk. Layers of thin smooth fabric around her body. She felt so beautiful, so delicate and so very feminine. So incredibly desirable. She entered the grand ball room which was filled with people talking and waiting. As she walked across the tiled floor in her porcelain shoes she looked at people’s faces whilst giving them a seductive, yet innocent smile. It took a few moments before she realised, but when she did she was horrified. It wasn’t desire she found in their eyes. No smiles or admiration. She found absolutely nothing. In just an instant she was a complete nobody. Suddenly she felt a strange sensation in her ankles and she found it hard to walk. Seconds later she fell dead on the floor.
So Beautiful 2019 – Pencil and watercolour on paper
Pink Landscape 2019 – Oil on panel
Tied 2019 – Pencil on paper
Once there was a woman who was so concerned with her looks that
she stretched her face with gaffer tape from one ear and behind the
head towards the other ear.
But she forgot to put her wig on so everybody laughed when she walked down the street.
Empty 2019 – Oil on panel
Presentation 2019 (detail) – Pencil and watercolour on paper
She stopped shaving her armpits at 23. She didn’t see the point in it. Besides, she thought it was so much nicer and natural to just let the hair grow.
Her very best friend, and self-declared feminist, looked at her one day and said:
‘Yuk, that is just so gross, how can you not shave your armpits?’
Well, fuck you, she thought.
Not until years later did she manage to break up with her feminist friend.
Filter 2019 – Pencil on paper
World View 2019 – Oil on panel
Two young women were on holiday together drinking cocktails at the local bar talking about whether they wanted to have children or not.
“Well, at least I hope they will be pretty if I have them” said one of them, throwing her head back so that the long soft hair locks made a delicate movement away from her face before she elegantly moved her cocktail with its straw towards her mouth.
The other one looked uncomfortable and asked “What do you mean ‘hoping they will be pretty’?”
“You know what I mean”, said the other one. “Pretty children and good looking people have a much better time. Life’s a lot easier for them, and I assume you understand that as a mother I should be wanting the best for my children. You understand that, don’t you?”
Simone de Beauvoir 2019 – Oil on panel
The Gaze 2019 – Oil on panel
Arrangements 2017 – oil on panel
Folded 2015 – Oil on panel