Windellama Blues 2014
Taking self portraits has always been a way for me to analyse who I am at different stages in my life.
This portrait ‘Windellama Blues’ comes at a moment in my life when I feel my identity drifting away from me.
Becoming a mother is a major part of this perception of myself. My life is no longer purely my own.
When I took this portrait I automatically gravitated to stand behind the tree. This unconscious motion speaks volumes about the way I currently see myself, and perhaps how others perceive me; Slowly, quietly being absorbed into the background.
Lucien In The Sky, 2013
Finalist. Iris Award, Perth Centre for Photography, 2013.
That Day. The Miscarriage 2011
Finalist. Head On Photographic Portrait Prize Sydney, 2011.
I took this portrait of my partner Piers the day we lost the baby.
After Berghain 2010
Winner. Australian National Youth Self Portrait Prize, National Portrait Galley Canberra 2010.
Everybody has a masculine and feminine side to their face.
Through the digital manipulation of two photographs I have halved my face and found my masculine and feminine side.
Each half of my face once manipulated is completely symmetrical; though standing back from this artwork you might believe that both faces are two different people.
With my images I want to ask what are the characteristics that make a woman look like a woman and a man look like a man. I also want to address and confuse issues such as gender identity and the roles we play because of the way we look.