Half Sick of Shadows
This series is a representation of my claustrophobic feelings towards living in the family home as a thirty something and the oppression and its effects on the search for ones identity. This work tries to convey the emotional, economic and philological ties to the subject matter. The self is always present but impossible to pin down, so through creating and viewing depictions of myself they work as a remedy to my frustrations and enable me to negotiate an identity for myself. Sexual fulfilment is also linked with the issue of needing ones personal space. The body is frustrated and searching for an outlet. This is where the landscape images come into play. Symbolizing not only the female body but also emancipation and power.
Jane Cummins • Victoria J. Dean • Kelsey Lennon • John MacMenamin • Tara Raftovich • Lewis Rankin • Sonja Smith •