Carrying (me) Home

2019-2020

Carrying (me) Home is a series of six oil paintings based on the important female figures in my life and old photos of my mum, aunties and grandmothers from the 80's. There is reference to my part-Cypriot heritage and many great influences from the work of Frida Kahlo to Remedios Varo. The frames are laser-cut, hand-glued together and then spray-painted gold, while the metal embossings are handmade on the print press. The wallpaper print was hand-printed using a linocut stamp. It's kind of like a family history for me.