I am an artist who mainly works with photography, video, performance and dance.
I primarily use myself within my personal work, whilst exploring the themes of hiding & revealing, body image, self-esteem, self-confidence and anxiety.
The photographs are from my work-in-progress self-portraiture series Waiting For Things In A Time When You Rarely Wait For Things, which is a diary about being pregnant.
I would have continued to work on the project regardless of the world situation, but the pandemic has added a different dimension to it. I have diaristic text that accompanies each photograph in the series, so this has recorded my feelings about pregnancy and Covid-19. Because of lockdown, my husband features in a few more shots than I think he might have done if the pandemic had not happened.
I have never had a studio and so most of my work has been made at home. All but one of the photographs have been taken in our living room/dining room/kitchen or our bedroom; the odd one out was taken pre-lockdown at a relative’s house.