‘The research started with the Tibetan Khampa Warrior Costume, a dramatic and opulent manifestation of maleness.
What struck me the most was the genuine need to express one's dominant and authoritarian aura through the grandiosity of somehow feminine embellishments, contrasting to this 'real and tough' image. I somehow saw the same expression in Delville's School of Plato (1898). Even though it’s drawn from more idealized androgynous impulses, the painting is about growth and liberation. Virtue through the body with a graceful mind beyond gendered constructions. Thus my collection is an attempted narrative on sensitive identity and masculinity: a story of sexuality, empathy and excess’.