PARA SOCIAL MEDIA PANDEMIC, OIL ON CANVAS, 100CM BY 100 CM, 2022
Portraits of three young adults dressed in costumes made from the residues of the pandemic, a Victorian powdered wig made from loo roll shells, a pill box hat made of lateral flow tests and a repurposed dunce hat, made from many of the sensationalised news clippings of the time. I wanted to create a work that documented some of the deeply entrenched issues of divisiveness, misinformation and propaganda that were accelerated by social media during the pandemic. The impact of lockdown on the education of children, the righteous indignation of the media and the celebration of front-line workers by the public.
COLD WAR, CRYPTO KIDS
100 CM BY 100 CM, OIL ON CANVAS, 2022
DRONE WAR BABIES
100 CM BY 100 CM, OIL ON CANVAS, 2020
Large paintings featuring a trio of children; each child represents a current western point of crisis, the environment, the virus and mental health. The paintings depict a climate of mounting fear and misinformation, of quarantine and isolation, privacy violation and false truths normalised for the next generation.