⇧ 12 SEPTEMBER – 4 OCTOBER
Love Works is a series of work exploring the human emotion par excellence, love – as labour, as obligation, as consuming fire, as heavy weight. Recent life events – the loss of a close friend, the birth of a new child, the near implosion of a family unit – have thrown my complicated relationship to love into focus. These works are my attempt to catalogue the ways in which I love, and reconcile them with the pure love archetypes presented throughout my upbringing and by society at large.
Using my own image, manipulated, dissected, and hybridised, Love Works draws heavily upon mythological monsters and narratives, cloaking my experiences of love in a shared symbolic language. It is through this shared language that personal experiences become our collective stories, that we are offered the catharsis of seeing language that personal experiences become our collective stories, that we are offered the catharsis of seeing our hearts reflected in monsters, and that unspoken emotions can form part of our societal dialogue.
Funding Acknowledgements this exhibition is supported by the city of Yarra