Depicting the female form in landscapes that are eerie and post-apocalyptic in their starkness – rough-hewn incarnations of the Garden of Eden – this series draws inspiration from biblical narratives of creation and the Fall of man (woman). The marble skin of these figures, luminous in dark, uninhabited landscapes conjure images from myths and fairy-tales that allude to a state of innocence and wonder.
Yet while the Fall was characterised by torment and shame, a loss of grace, the presence of the women in these untamed landscapes has a dream-like ambiguity. Rather than being helpless, or in need of protection, the women offer a more expansive expression of the feminine: beauty combined with strength, nonchalance and indomitability.
In the Anthropocene Epoch, there is a profound disconnect with nature, yet these images situate humans within nature – cocooned, in sensuous repose and unfurling into a state of awareness with the possibility for communion with nature.
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