“I am a 33 year-old international contemporary visual artist living and working in Capetown South Africa.
My work draws elements from the fields of photography, new media, print and collage to create uniquely appealing artworks.
Inspirations for my subject range from autobiographical beginnings, the female form and its loaded possibilities, to simple, clean objects.
A perfectionist by nature, I take pride in mastering small details, and am no stranger to hard work. The layered nature of my work brings into light this evidence of laboured methods and scrutinized detail.
Notions of flesh and references to food are also made continuously to highlight the obsessive relationship between the female body and eating disorders. The reference to fat products and meat links strongly to the personal aspect of the work in terms of the anorexic experience. Fat, for obvious reasons, and meat, in terms of its relation to flesh. The work makes reference to these substances by means of recognizable iconography found on their packaging. Packaging is focused on, not only for its relation with consumerism and its role in the sale of products, but for the information it displays.The excessive use of such iconography in this project is inspired by an obsession with food and eating. The foam adhered to each pixel is also a reference to the notion of flesh, and the softness of women’s body. dies.”