In order to have meaningful and honest relationships, we have to be truthful, even about the deepest parts of ourselves, and breaking down those built up barriers which section our lives into parts which we are allowed to share and parts which have to remain somewhat secretive, allows for honest connections and conversations to take place. I think it’s also the case that the things which are kept secretive are those which we all have in common, our bodies, our emotions, sexual desires.
Yes my work is of an incredibly personal nature, but I don’t in any way feel as if I’m ‘exposing’ myself, everyone that looks at my work will most likely have had sex, these things which I’m drawing attention to aren’t rare and fascinating moments, they’re actually incredibly normal.
There is definitely a suspicion around the motivations of people who turn inwards, as if there is nothing deeper there than pure narcissism, which is actually quite bizarre. We live in a time where people are constantly updating social media with their every move, and the sharing of personal information seems to only be questioned when it has some depth to it.
My work acts as a bridge between me and the world, I don’t show my whole life through my work, but with what I do share, I share with raw honesty.