Tired Rituals
2017-
Pinpricks on card

This ongoing body of pinprick portraits is in response to the rituals girls and women undergo each day to help them feel presentable for the outside world. These may include our makeup rituals, doing our hair and picking the perfect outfit. Although these things can be fun to do, when performed on a daily basis and going through these actions purely because we have to, they can grow tedious. The use of pinpricks represents these draining and repetitive actions that we put ourselves through each day whilst the figure has been presented nude to emphasise her feelings of vulnerability and the need to feel desired.