The Black and White works revolve around stories of the feminine - and are especially inspired by the fourth feminist wave touching upon intersectionality and race. In the Black and White works, the lines that are used, are unapologetic. They are created and drawn in one go; not sketched, but bold and present within its flaws and odd shapes on the clear black or white backgrounds (like we should perhaps encourage young girls and women to be). The figures take up space, in their sometimes overly abstracted or amplified forms of the body and face, unrealistic settings or expressions, that surpass reality and physical rules and borders.
Women and their appearance have often been used and portrayed in arts for thousands of years - often by male artists - and very often showing skin. The female nude has become a concept. In doing so, women become more sexualised and sometimes alienated from what the experience of being a woman is really like (which is not always about beauty, serenity or motherhood, but can be raw, painful, uncomfortable, shame-less, bold, strong, angry, poisonous, conflicting, elusive, etc.). See for example the work of anonymous activist group Guerrilla Girls. Starting in 1989, they inaugurated their irregular headcount of female artists versus female nude sculptures shown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York- while asking, "Do women have to be naked to get into the Met Museum?”