Samantha Watson

Samantha's art practice aims to explore the pressures upon female identity to adapt and remodel itself to better fit within society's ideals, while also questioning the developing digital age as a driving force. Through her representation of digital worlds within her practice, incorporating ethereal landscapes and avatars, she aims to interrogate how the digital age encourages escapism. The seductive fantasy of living in a digital realm, where a person can communicate themselves in any way they want, can tempt excessive amounts of time being spent in digital worlds rather than the physical world. By using naked female avatars and metallic materials, she can portray the intricacies of femininity and the female form in an alternate realm, without the critical male gaze.