Psalm 139, Ink on Paper, 2019
This piece seeks to confront the journey towards self expression in a world that layers us with expectations and misunderstandings. To break out from that requires a lot of courage because it often proves to be a lonely journey.
Woollen material is used to cover the face as wool is an object of warmth and comfort. This resembles the false sense of comfort that comes by selling yourself short to fit into the mould that is cut out for you. You hide your true beauty, your identity to escape feeling exposed a sense of rejection.
The bold background colours communicate a sense of breaking out of the mold as the wool falls away.