Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours)
I am an Indigenous Australian and multi-disciplinary artist who primarily works with candy. Sugar is both a threat and pleasure to the body. The push and pull of sugar can be both grotesque and desirable, malleable and hard, and make us feel alive while taking us towards death. My research investigates feminism, food and the body, and their interrelation. Candy and the female body under white, supremacist, capitalist patriarchy are similar in more ways than one. Both are consumed for pleasure, yet are spat out when no longer desirable. Making art through my gendered and racialised body, I explore what it is to reside in an abject female body under the male gaze.