Most of my life I have had issues with my body. Whether it was my weight, or the way I looked. I didn’t like it. Were you ever told as you were growing up that you had a big bum? That you were fat? Then looking back at that time, old pictures and memories, you realized you weren’t? You see that you sometimes look ill, unhappy, tired… but you were none of the things you were called.
In today’s world, we constantly talk about how we should feed ourselves with natural organic food. You shouldn’t eat caged chicken eggs. You mustn’t have anything with too much sugar or additives. Yet in spite of these messages, we look at films, magazines and television to see how artificial we MUST look. Images edited so much that they no longer resemble the real people.
My work is my own art therapy. I have taken the human body, the different shapes, sizes and genders, into the studio to create beautiful landscapes. Natural, human forms, that perhaps the people themselves felt were ugly, turned into something bigger and more awe inspiring. Put simply, I have demonstrated that we are all naturally beautiful.