The Identity Series

The Identity Series 2019-2020 

This work invites you into my world to meet a series of its strange inhabitants clearly on the way to the same party…more or less human, each one in some way connected to the struggle to resist both an imposed single identity (‘disabled’) or the disorientating sense of fractured self my situation of 24/7 care engendered. The larger than life figures carry a power for anyone feeling reduced or ignored, they are a demand for attention denied.

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Lady with Fan

2020

Acrylic with tinfoil on nylon paper

218.44cm x 170.18cm

Untitled (after Bacon)

2019
Acrylic on primed canvas
167.64cm x 119.38cm

 


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Sexy Artist

2019
Acrylic on primed canvas
198.12cm x 109.22cm

 

 

Party in my Leg

2019

Acrylic with twigs on nylon paper

226cm x 150cm

 

 

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The Executioner

2019

Acrylic on paper

208.28cm x 114.3cm

The Goddess

2019

Acrylic on nylon paper

248.92cm x 167.64cm

Decorated like an Aztec icon with silver necklace and breasts. Red lines like sunrays emanate from her head but her face is obscured by black confusion - her mind is in turmoil. This part of the series is more like Keith Haring's outlined, simplified figures than the earlier, despairing, floating figures. The pose, arms uplifted, could be aggressive, dancing, surrendering (sometimes I am reminded of the chalk outline police draw around dead bodies..). The colours are vivid and bright. It is one of the biggest of the figures in this series, over 8ft high.

 

 

 

The Goddess

Selected Works

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