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When love hit me like a wave, Isolation still life n.1
91.5 x 61cm (unframed)
Oil painting on canvas
2020


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Little luxuries, Isolation still life n.1 [photo]
8.6 x 5.4cm (unframed)
Fujifilm instax mini
2020


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In the morning I felt untethered, Isolation still life n.2
102 x 75cm (unframed)
Oil painting on canvas
2021


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Dusk, still floating
Isolation still life n.2 [photo]
8.6 x 5.4cm (unframed)
Fujifilm instax mini
2020


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An afternoon of dreams,
Isolation still life n.3
61 x 91.5cm (unframed)
Oil painting on canvas
2021


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A fleeting connection,
Isolation still life n.4
81 x 106cm (unframed)
Oil painting on canvas
2021


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Flowers from next door,
Isolation still life n.4 [photo]
8.6 x 5.4cm (unframed)
Fujifilm instax mini
2021


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Fell away,
Isolation still life n.5
25 x 20cm (unframed)
Oil painting on wood panel
2021

Painting / Photography (current)
~ Isolation Still Lifes




During the city-wide pandemic lockdowns in Melbourne throughout 2020 & 2021 I combated the monotony of being at home by enjoying small luxuries, that then inspired a series of still life oil paintings and instant film photographs.

The paintings and polaroids, featuring luxury items like jewellery, lingerie, flowers, and wine explore the genre of still life painting. Pushing and pulling between the public and private nature of the objects as commercialised and domestic items the works also reflect the tension between the format’s trivialisation as being for women and ‘Sunday painters’ and it’s rich tradition by including themes of vanitas. The flowers and instant film are a nod to the temporal, both in how as a collective we will look back on our memories of this time, but also as individuals experiencing days passed in seclusion.