The monster’s face is a shifting mak, mutating to reflect the shadow of the societies she terrorizes. The female monster is a mirror, she is scary for she is powerful. Marginal, she has hundreds of violated, incarcerated and immolated sisters. Painting the portrait of these mythological beings is offering them a space to unveil their complexity beyond the constricting dualities they have been divided into; saints and slut, witches and princesses, men and women.
My paintings explore the nuances of identity through a colorful spectrum. The individual is spun from a web of relationships, memorie, ideas. Similarly, every myth exists in constellation. Exiled figures are painted out of the shadows and into community. Sourcing my iconography through representations of ‘women’ made by ‘men’ through time (be it pornography or the art canon) I aim to reappropriate the patriarchal gaze and free these archetypes of their too-tight definitions.