I’m fascinated with the moments when our intuitions and desires give us clear emotional visions. These intimate truths that we often attempt to deny seem blurred and half forgot-ten once the feelings pass, yet we are left behind with a strong bond with them.
My artwork is a constant search for this intimate subconscious truth. Sometimes this is a search within myself, at times it involves observing others. I also like to revel in technique, media and process and am constantly striving to perfect my skills.
In my series about Gia Carangi, I set out to explore how the harsh demand for superficial beauty can leave those seemingly gaining from this vulnerable. I was inspired by photo-graphs of her and the film about her life.
This fascination with superficial beauty and the superficial success and power of celebrity culture didn’t cease for me - even once the Gia project felt complete. I am still continually trying out new media using celebrity and model photographs from magazines in the "Kiss me, I’m famous” collection. I like the idea of taking back something intimate that has been made public and making it private again.
The “States of the Mind” collection is a personal exploration of the mental states I have been in. In many of the images I use myself as a model and this is one of the rare occas-sions some of the work is abstract.