Prude, Slut, Bitch

In 1992, when I was 18 years old I was living in London, UK. While there I saw the exhibition ‘Fiereze of Life’ at the National Gallery which was the work of Edvard Munch. I connected very strongly with his impression of women as having three different aspects to themselves; the pure, the seductress, and the evil. He represented them in the manner of painting the same woman in three different outfits, white, red, and black in a single painting. Ever since then, everywhere I go when I look at a woman I wonder if she is a prude, slut, or bitch. When in reality people are not that simple to classify because she is all of them at different points in her life.


I am striving to create images that express the individual nature of these three different aspects of a woman’s personality while using the line to express their interconnectedness and their overlap. I am trying to stop a moment and engage in the complexity of the organized chaos that is within all of us. In doing so, I hope to understand those people in my life and myself a little better.