TELL US ABOUT YOUR ART, WHAT OR WHO INSPIRES YOU TO CREATE SUCH BEAUTIFUL FEMININE FIGURES?
Subjects such as bodies, life and love have never been taboo in my life. It has always been treated as natural and beautiful. Regarding the feminine figures, the feminine is so delicate and incredibly strong at the same time. It is an endearing paradox which I love to transcribe through lines. The essence and energy of the subjects leads me in different directions which I can’t predict.
There is also an urge as a woman to detach from the typical titles and expectations of society. My heart hurts knowing that many women struggle with embracing their self wholly and feel the need to bend in different directions in order to appease certain expectations. These drawings personally allow me to embody and delve into my identity, be them feminine, masculine or the encompassing duality.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE THINGS YOU LOVE ABOUT YOUR HOME AND WHERE YOU LIVE?
Oh the house we live in. It is an old brick house which was recently renovated. Part of the renovation was the addition of thick timber frames so every window opening frames the ocean view with dark timber. I also love that the rooms are spacious, and saturated with light. Kaila (my housemate and amazing friend) will laugh at me when I say this, but my favourite part of the house is the front door which is made out of thick timber that pivots and creates a soothing whooshing sound. We have furnished it slowly, collecting pastel coloured second hand furniture, and hung a lot of colourful art. We feel really relaxed, comfortable and happy in it. Also the quiet down here pervades everything and instills a peaceful quality to all my endeavours.
DO YOU HAVE ANY DAILY RITUALS YOU FOLLOW?
Through the ebbs and flows of life I have been able to identify the rituals which keep me balanced and content. I meditate regularly, paint, draw, write, communicate with my amazing friends, and laugh a lot. I don’t have a daily timed ritual per se; I just make sure that I apply some of the above every day. Also, lending one’s time to assist others is an amazing thing to do for your soul and for the person’s you are helping.