This body of work explores the material and aesthetic boundaries used in the demarcation of public and private space, specifically; fencing, flowers and the protective fleur-de-lis symbol.
Previously, I have painted collaged compositions, appropriating everyday objects to construct imagined interiors. My practice has since expanded beyond the confines of the canvas edges, creating installations spatially from a few component parts.
With the critique of housework as ‘women’s work’ in mind, I adopted domestic materials; carpet, chains, hand-printed wallpaper, shelving and soap to consolidate my message. Domestic interiors can be spaces for comfort, family or conflict, this is expressed in the ‘Domestic Battlefront’ installation. The fireplace, floral motifs and kitsch colours are familiar and innocuous, creating tension with the repository of battle imagery.