An innocent question is the quiet burden that rests on an artist’s shoulder. “Who am I?” she asks. Her mind wrestles with the undefined, while her hands cling onto matter. The studio, a central witness, canvasses evidence of self, through ebbs of mental imprints with every brush stroke. Some confident, others wavering with doubt. Anxiety pulls her down as the impression drips with gravity. From the edges of the canvas she observes, from the fringes so to speak, battling proverbial lines of gender, sexuality and purpose. Chaos that ensues is only remedied by rootedness in her feet. There is comfort knowing that the Earth rests beneath. She muses and quips, “art is the guarantee of sanity”.

Featuring: Charles & Keith & COS

Photography by Tania Alineri, Styling by Giulia Meterangelis