The Joie de vivre Collection reflects the willingness to enjoy life, symbolised through movements of human bodies. Sometimes I utilise my flower paintings as tattoos to decorate.
The word tattoo is derived from the Polynesian word Tatau, meaning "to strike" - practising tattooing in general means painting, scarring or staining. They serve as marks of status and rank, symbols of religious and spiritual devotion, or as decoration.
Here my flowers are decorating bodies which themselves might look like being a tattoo - both together showing feelings.