31st October 2013 - Sydney, Australia
‘MUSE’ is a 12-piece body of work focusing on individuals who have been a personal inspiration for their artistic partner and inevitably influencing society and artists alike throughout the decades.
My father, who gave me a personal challenge to produce works within a tight deadline, and to motivate a creative rhythm within, inspired this exhibition.
In 2012 I took a sabbatical year in NYC, and came across Patti Smith’s autobiography ‘Just Kids’. It had a profound impact on me, and subsequently influenced this exhibition’s theme.
“I imagined myself as Frida to Diego, both muse and maker. I dreamed of meeting an artist to love and support and work with side by side.”
- Patti Smith