SNARE (2017)

(Shirley Manson as a mermaid)

Acrylic on canvas (unframed)

I painted Shirley Manson as a mermaid caught in a net after hearing her discuss feminism (equality) and the idea that there is a global movement towards eradicating women’s rights.

Today’s world is quite different to the one I thought it would be when I was studying at uni in the Nineties and listening to Stupid Girl, a song about female empowerment. Twenty years on I feel angry and helpless about it, floating and drowning in my usual mermie way.

SNARE is an exploration of the daily fight for rights by women in a society which is more caught up than ever in the superficiality of what women look like and not the importance of what they are made of.

Snare will be part of Thou Art Mum exhibition GRIDS at The Vines Cafe from 2 December to 31 January and is SOLD.



@Garbage on Instagram – Shirley gives Snare her tick of approval!