My final show piece is the culmination of my ongoing investigation into ideas around female sexuality and its relationship with shame. Starting from my dissertation which focused on exploring the idea of female shame through Renaissance representations of the Old Testament story of Susanna and the Elders, I noticed that many of the issues around female sexuality were still prevalent and I want to bring them to light through a contemporary context.
Using the 70s feminist model of a 'consciousness raising group' (a safe and anonymous meeting space for women to talk and raise awareness about particular topics) as an active discussion of contemporary issues surrounding sexuality and shame in women. The conversations shared will form the base reference material for my piece, supported by my previous research into classical and feminist theory.
These ideas and issues are interpreted through the language of a religious or devotional space, providing a sanctuary for issues thought to be either taboo or shameful to be explored, challenged, shared and most importantly seen.
School of Communication
MA Visual Communication, 2017
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I am an illustrator, working in a variety of mediums, including painting and textiles. Recent work deals with my particular interest in mythology and it’s ongoing relationship to the feminine image in history.
- BA Graphic and Media Design – Illustration Pathway, London College of Communication, 2013
- V&A Late, Victoria and Albert Museum London, 2017; Ill Informed, 2016–17
- Draw, The Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, 2017; Five Pure Lights, Artoteket, Copenhagen Art Week, 2016;; Illusion (as My Wife and I), The Tram Depot, 2014