'As much as I wouldn't like to'
The normalisation of violence against women in popular culture and media is the main source of research for this body of work. The dominant, aggressive male is romanticised and male sexual desire is prioritised. Recreating glamourised moments from the context of a movie, tv show or music video, makes the work confrontational and provokes a response that is not easily ignored. One cannot be a passive viewer.
The focus of this work is on unwanted interactions that come from a place of unjust entitlement and desire. Interactions that embody starkly opposing emotions. The work is deceptively playful and the figures are direct depictions of moments of unwelcome touch. These moments lure the viewer in using colours and textures that seduce and tempt whilst also simultaneously contradicting their appearance with the narrative they create.