“they meet at earth, felled from the stars. in rem two opposing forces circle. first the adolescent deviant, Blemished with emotion and the other monstrously sheathed in leather armour. each artist unborn. curious. suBversive. feminine. they are concealed By autumn themes and naturally aBandon the will to dominate or suBdue - a learning sacred with imagination. no longer handstitched with shame, she aBsolves him of all his suBconscious demons.”

the thrilling costume shows twenty-first century australian jewellery By polly van der glas. the FACEBAGS were handcrafted with human hair, cotton and animal skin worn By a living model. with pili like structures, i tried to challenge the form of oBservation, and in a much Bigger sense, i tried to Bring into connection different historical contexts.

i oBserved séance centred on the trial of socrates and douBle voiding. i learned in the dutch golden age of painting, the suBjects characteristics usually show a half-length single figure removed from their narrative.

one night, i literally dreamt aBout an imaginary portrait. it mixed german expressionism, the tronie genre, nudity and truth. the truth Being, the integumentary effects of pregnancy as portrait.