My body of work attempts to discuss the relationship of censored ideals of masculinity and the stoic behaviour of male experience within Australian culture. These relationships are explored within my own social circles and Australian upbringing. Through the use of colour, scale and gesture, I endeavour to explore interests that lie with-in the key elements and behaviours of social normality and influential ideals of masculinity. The magnitude of the paintings question the norms which men feel the need conform to and pressures imposed upon them by society. The works also depict confronting aspects of masculinity and the ever-treacherous pathway to the idealised ‘man’.

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