My development as an artist has run alongside my development as a person. Each of the works I wish to show was created within different periods of understanding myself.
The wire figures were made before I had come out to friends and family but was still looking for a way to express how I felt.
'Safe' (blue work) was painted after I came out to my friends and family and was made to create a conversation around the damage judgement can do to queer relationships.
'Perfect' (floral work) was painted once I entered into a heterosexual relationship and had both my sexuality and morals questioned amidst conversation surrounding my personal sex life.
'Pride' (graffiti work) was started when I was still unsure of my sexuality but wasn't completed until this year! I found it incredibly satisfying to come back to the unfinished work now being in such a comfortable place with myself and knowing fully who I am as a person.