Artist's Statement

Living through and constantly updating my research in exploiting those of whom suffer an inner frustration and scarring during their turbulent hormonal life have a distorted sense of self for many women. The physical and emotional wounds that covet an already ageing body are only too often hidden beneath a fractured shell. As I face extinction of reproduction my body leaves behind a hormonal imbalance and a collection of permanent marks of life’s journey so far. Every cycle of change bringing a displacement to both the body and mind, that requires an intimate understanding to live alongside its consequence.  I hope to show a collective response to my research, using a raw canvas as the first layer of skin yet to be littered in ink and oil paint in explaining this concept.