Artist Statement— Eyeing Medusa
I strive to create socially relevant, powerful, thought-provoking and culturally inclusive artworks. My projects provide a forum for dialogue and reflection; for both personal and public performative exploration and meaningful self-expression; and for ongoing interaction and discussion between Artist and Public.
An Ontario-based Canadian multidisciplinary Artist of mixed heritage, I have exhibited and performed in art galleries, museums, theatres, concert venues and festivals throughout Asia, North America and Europe including: National Gallery of Canada; Royal Ontario Museum; Singapore International Arts Festival; Yilan Center, Taiwan; Edmonton Art Gallery; Art Gallery of Algoma and Art Gallery of Ontario.
I grew up prowling art galleries, museums and theatres. I turn to the Arts for perspectives on life’s most puzzling questions: a barometer of all that makes us human. The experience of Art elevates and enables me to see myself and others more clearly.
However: the majority of women depicted in the Arts are either being raped, assaulted, unjustly blamed or objectified for the male gaze.
Saddened by the unquestioned acceptance of sexual assault (Yes: #Metoo) I wonder:
Where are the depictions of women when we are NOT being violated or objectified?
You’d think our contribution to history was negligible! How can we get any perspective if we can’t even see ourselves? We need to be seen for who we are, what we do or have done; not just for our luscious sexuality.
In response I offer Eyeing Medusa — a celebration of strong, daring women of all ages and cultures.