What are the major themes you pursue in your work?
I am interested in what it is to be human. In particular, what it is to be a woman. I am interested in what makes us beautiful, not an idealised, received social idea of beauty, but rather the strange, fragile violence of living in a body. Bodies are beautiful, furious, delicate, dangerous, violent places to live. I want to paint the people, in particular, the women, who in spite of that, quietly triumph. I try to paint heroes. I want not only to paint flesh, I want to paint what is under the flesh. The bones, blood of course, but the mind and the desire, too.
I’m in a feminist punk band, inspired by Bikini Kill, and we decided to shoot our cover (we have one more bandmate to shoot). We haven’t posted anything yet because of school and busy lives but we will soon and I must say, it’s pretty awesome!!