Jellyfish

Jellyfish numbers have exponentially risen globally as a result of humans polluting the oceans. Industries across the globe release nitrates into the water which feed algae which in turn feed the jellyfish. This population rise mirrors mankind's own population crisis. This bloom has inspired the 'Jellyfish' paintings.

The paintings combine jellyfish with the female human form. These compositions push beyond the space that either of these beings would physically inhabit. This extra inhabited space represents the vast tangle of conscious and unconscious states that flows through us all. Our evolutionary adaptations are ill equipped to deal with the fast paced, cognitive dissidence and complexity of the modern world. Through working with human-animal hybrid my work raises questions about inherent human nature and the turbulent relationship that we have with the Earth and its other inhabitants.

'Sali Salis' Oil on canvas (diptych), 100 x 47cm (framed) 2017

'Cassi Pea' Oil on canvas (diptych), 100 x 47cm (framed) 2017

'Hydra Zoa' Oil on canvas and linen (triptych), 120 x 56cm (framed) 2017

'Christi' Oil on canvas and linen (triptych), 120 x 56cm (framed) 2017

'Pulmo' Oil on canvas (diptych), 105 x 45cm (framed) 2017

'Cnidaria' Oil on canvas (diptych), 105 x 45cm (framed) 2017

'Poli Poid' Oil on canvas (diptych), 100 x 47cm (framed) 2017

'Drymon Dal' Oil on canvas (diptych), 110 x 60cm (framed) 2017

'The Zooids' Oil on canvas (diptych), 100 x 70m 2017