MY EXHIBITION Figurescapes was inspired by a trip to Europe and seeing Renaissance religious art in the flesh. I love the way they use everyday people and stories of the time to illustrate social themes.
This body of work was inspired by a conversation with artist friends debating the concept of erotism verses aesthetics in Renaissance religious art. l started thinking about whether females were crucified and found they were. All the female figures are on imaginary crosses and follow the concept of Ecce Hommo (Latin for “Behold the man”), said by Pontius Pilate when he presented Jesus, crowned with thorns, to the crowd before his crucifixion.