Moi

I use high end fashion accessories, jewellery, flowers and diverse images to create artwork that pushes the boundaries on stereotypical high fashion and societal expectations of what is beautiful and attractive for women.  

My art is political feminist and I have done series of works on celebrating women of colour, women on the frontlines of COVID-19, the environment, poverty, women with disabilities, and a series on ultra-thin fashion models called forbidden foods. My aim is to get the viewers to think, question and hopefully break free of stereotypes and raise awareness in a beautiful way.

Title: Rose gold, gold, pearls, amazonite and the tree of life in her hands for this gorgeous Amazon Goddess, 2020 
Medium: Collage using Marie Claire November 2020, pages 23 Miu Miu sunglasses, 137 Peony swimwear; IN STYLE June 2020, Cartier ring and page 52 Holly Ryan earrings; Prouds Jewely Winter 2020 page 2. 
Dimensions: 29.7 x 21 cm 
Price: $150  

Transcript

Artists Moira McPheat has used cut out elements from magazines to create this delicate work titled Rose gold, gold, pearls, amazonite and the tree of life in her hands for this gorgeous Amazon Goddess. The glossy magazine cuttings are arranged on thick white paper in the center of the image, a model in a white two-piece swimsuit stretches, luxuriously arms raised overhead, torso tilted to the side, brown hair falling in long beachy waves. Her eyes are closed and her skin glows under warm sun. She's surrounded by cut-out accessories arranged carefully below her and oversized close-up depiction of a gold ring decorated with four spheres of amazonite and opaque, teal green mineral to either side of the model gold stud earrings anchor double pal drops above her where her stretched arms meet a gold charm, depicts a branching tree of life contained in a circular ring glinting with jewels like diamonds, a pair of oversized sunglasses with clear, as in frames, seem to hover above the sane.

The cut-outs have been sourced from 2020 issues of Marie Claire, In Style magazine, and a prouds the jewellers catalogue. Moira says of her work, "I use high-end fashion accessories, jewellery, flowers, and diverse images to create artwork that pushes the boundaries on stereotypical high fashion and societal expectations of what is beautiful and attractive for women. My art is political and feminist, and I've done a series of works, celebrating women of colour, women on the front lines of COVID-19 the environment, poverty women with disabilities and a series on ultra-thin fashion models called forbidden foods. My aim is to get the viewers to think question and hopefully break free of stereotypes and raise awareness in a beautiful way."