I experiment with new ways of combining photography and painting. The process involves creating the painting in layers, pouring, transfer-printing and then continuing to work over or remove layers until an image emerges. In the past two years I have been travelling around major European cities photographing statues of women, which are rare and often hard to find. I have tried different ways to tell the stories of the statues and biographies of the sitters, in a way that pays heed to their complexity and sense of adventure or revolt in the face of immense obstacles.

The figures range from royalty and revolutionaries to actresses and artists but they share a surprising amount of common fortunes across class, centuries and countries. My images aim to allow the sculptures a changed context and the formal abstraction introduces an element of movement and rich possibility, where the viewers own imagination can propose a storyline.

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