works on paper - printmaking
I am an adult. My responsibilities are many. And yet I am blindsided by others who push their will upon me. I am again exposed and vulnerable. Like a small child not knowing their place in the world.
My emotions are raw and tears well up in my eyes. My voice catches. I remember to take a deep breath to regain my composure.
The little voice inside me says: "you are a bully - leave me alone."
While outwardly I try to smile and minimise the accusations. Silence is my ally.
This work is an exploration of the unseen thoughts and feelings we keep bottled up. The emotions and silent screams we keep hidden from the world when we are trapped, unheard and made to feel small.
size: 122cm (h) x 50cm (w)
various papers, muslin, calico, organza, acrylic paint
untethered.fibre.artists - 'un:Seen' exhibition 2018-19
2018 wallarobbah arts and culture centre, hornsby NSW
2019 gallery m, adelaide SA
2019 goulburn regional gallery, goulburn NSW
2019-2020 manning regional gallery, taree NSW
2020 fisher's ghost art award, campbelltown arts centre, campbelltown NSW