top of page
The Entitled Hand, 2021
Oil on canvas, 200cm x 150cm, accompanied by a mirror ball and blue spotlight.
Examining the darker sides of clubbing: this installation portrays a hand emerging from the darkness to grope the fabric of the canvas, while the light of the mirrorball brushes across the painting.
After installing in the exhibition space, I decided to create some digital edits. I cleaned up the background, played around with the use of space within the piece and superimposed mirrorball- like lighting onto the piece.
Initially, I wanted to portray the hand explicitly grabbing a female form. However, throughout the painting process, I decided to create a more ambiguous subject in which the groping hand was exposed by itself. In this way, the piece hopefully becomes more relatable and places all focus on the perpetrator.
bottom of page