My latest ongoing body of work, flesh, is a series of figurative oil paintings based on the classical composition of bodies and fruit. Framing the traditional motif of the Nude with fruit and vegetables in a contemporary juxtaposition of 'safe' still life and 'risque' nakedness, to highlight how the world ‘ripe’ is used to describe both implying they are both things to be consumed. The consumption of the fruit into the body, consumption of the body through the eyes of the viewer.
Flesh is portraiture based in the landscape of food, featuring fruit and foods produced and consumed in the UK, through the feminist lens of dismantling the traditional male gaze. The fruit and meats in the compositions allude to global issues of farming and agriculture, contained within the ethical and ecological concerns of climate change, GMO foods and industrial farming, and changing habits in consumption especially with note to veganism.