The paintings are not portraits. The stenciled images become a vocabulary, presenting possibilities of characters, building a metaphor of a realistic situation. This way of working, slowly building up layers of colour, is a very female way of working, not unlike other traditionally women’s ways of making things, such as crocheting, knitting, quilting and rug hooking.
It’s about adding incrementally and in a positive way. Denying feminist twists, the work ultimately presents a positive, fresh and hopeful outlook of our surrounding world.