International KUNsT Force
“This exhibition ‘International Art Force’ comprises of a series of intricate portraits of women in the army and military. Each one is from a different country around the world. The concept is that each woman is a member of a secret underground group called the ‘International Art Force’. Their mission is to enforce art throughout the world through secret missions and anonymous acts. The aim is to use humor, beauty and satire to explore feminist themes and challenge the perceived roles of women in society.
This exhibition is particularly poignant at a time where the sexual harassment of women in the military, in particular the Australian Navy, has been in the media. I have chosen to paint women who are very beautiful yet who emanate such confidence and weight one would not dare mess with them”.