This is about the representation of women – in the glamour, beauty, film and fashion industries. On a film set, someone might ask ‘have you seen so-and-so? and the reply might be, ‘she’s in make-up’, EG having hair and face done in the make-up department.
It’s a self portrait about how desperate a person might feel inside – sitting in the make-up truck on a shoot, with a team of brilliant people working around their face to produce a polished exterior. It’s ‘emotion recollected in tranquility’ as I haven’t sat in such a place for many years. I took this polaroid last year, scanned it and painted over with computer software.