Christianna  Knight 



Instagram: @christiannakigknhtart


Email:chrissie.knight@gmail.com

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My art practice is influenced by the female experience. I am fascinated by the strange period between girlhood and womanhood, the formative years of young women and the feelings of uncertainty, frustration, and confusion of which girls are subject. These feelings that many women experience are often not addressed; subjects such as menstruation and sexual development are danced around and discussed in shameful hushed tones. My work aims to express the shared experience of young women and the internalised thoughts from the formative years of womanhood.My art practice is influenced by the female experience. I am fascinated by the strange period between girlhood and womanhood, the formative years of young women and the feelings of uncertainty, frustration, and confusion of which girls are subject. These feelings that many women experience are often not addressed; subjects such as menstruation and sexual development are danced around and discussed in shameful hushed tones. My work aims to express the shared experience of young women and the internalised thoughts from the formative years of womanhood.The use of imagery extends to recognisable objects related to significant experiences of my childhood and formative years such as clothing labels and menstrual products. The objects are intimate, objects that would be found on the inside of undergarments and the inside pockets of bags, what are referred to as personal effects. The work, the text and the imagery reflect both the desperation to be “grown up” and the hesitancy to be seen as a woman.