Aimee Elizabeth Parker, ‘Untitled 1’, 2005, Flat Space Art
Aimee Elizabeth Parker, ‘Untitled 1’, 2005, Flat Space Art

Working as both an Art Psychotherapist and Artist, Aimée Elizabeth Parker has always been fascinated with the human form using life drawing as a significant foundation for the majority of her work. After initial sketches and ideas, the artist then begins her move toward semi realism and deconstruction of images. Through searching for line, shape and pattern within the body, the artist looks to extract discoveries and manipulate them into a form of their very own. Whilst this process focuses predominantly on the visual, since becoming an Art Psychotherapist, her work has successfully able to take on further influences from a less aesthetic, more experiential perspective.

This black and white triptych was created as part of a self-portrait series. Inspired by innovative contemporary female artists such as Frida Kahlo, Tracey Emin, Jenny Saville and Cecily Brown, the artist explores her own relationship with her body during her adolescent years. Considering what one attempts to show, and just as importantly 'not' show, the self-portrait depicts the artist's experiment with new media and techniques.