2022, ink on broken eggshells

Drawing on the myth of Daphne, the Unlignified series addresses issues surrounding identity, assault and survivorship. In previous works, the lines of the bodies become laurel branches, hiding and protecting them through erasure. In Unlignified the bodies are clear. The laurel branches spread outwards following, mirroring, accentuating the lines and curves of the bodies, following creases and muscles. On the limbs, they almost look like tattoos – voluntary marks, painful in their genesis but worn with pride. The eggshells act in sympathy, distorting lines and changing the images and perspective as the viewer moves around them.