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The Wild Wild West (2021)
"The Wild Wild West is a depiction of how women and females often feel whilst experiencing street fear, causing them to feel the need to carry a weapon or an alarm, to dress a certain way, to avoid certain areas or even to not go out at night at all as to protect themselves from potential harassment, abduction, or sexual assault, to be ready to draw out a self-defence weapon at any moment as if they are in a wild west showdown."
- A piece from this collection was displayed at the York St John University BA Winter Degree Show 2021 and in the BA Final Degree Show 2022 Catalogue.
- Two pieces from this collection were published in the York Creatives Summer Zine, July 2022.
- This collection was discussed during an interview with George Smith on BBC Radio York, August 2022.
Insufferable Suffocation (2021)
"Insufferable Suffocation acts as a visual representation of emotional suffocation. It exposes how such a shared experience is often alienated in the face of the fast-paced society we have been forced to adapt to. Negative mental health conditions, such as burnout, are on the rise due to this societal pressure to over work."
- A triptych from this collection was displayed at the York St John University BA Final Degree Show 2022.
- A few pieces from this collection were published in Artist Responding To... Magazine Issue 3, July 2022.
PANIC! (Mar - Aug 2022)
"PANIC! is an on going digital art series born through Dixon's experience with panic and anxiety attacks. During these attacks ones fight or flight reactions are triggered causing the brain to produce adrenalin which is what causes people to shake when anxious. After one of these episodes, Dixon had the idea to attempt to hold a pencil to paper when they feel an attack coming as to try and visually document these shakes. This has created an interesting series of very different scribbles all caused by the same episode, each one displaying a different overwhelming feeling of emotion."
- Several pieces from this collection were published in Artist Responding To... Magazine Issue 4, September 2022.
Fragile Content (2022)
"Fragile Content is about the taboo created around the exposure of skin on female bodies and how it is treated within society, particularly on social media. There are a series of 'rules' set in place on social media platforms to prevent inappropriate content being shared online, however these rules have been affecting people artistic and emotional expression online, particularly when it comes to showcasing their body."
- A piece from this collection was printed in the York St John University BA Final Degree Show 2022 Catalogue.
- A number of pieces from this collection were published in Pretence Magazine Issue 2, November 2022.
Beauty in the Time (2021)
"Beauty in the Time is a series combating the discrimination against female body hair. Many people, both male and female, have an unrealistic belief of female body hair being unhygienic or simply unattractive and overly masculine. Feeding into Laura Mulvey's theory of the Gaze and the expectation that females should be altering their bodies to abide to sexual desire."
Your Future Awaits (2022)
"Your Future Awaits is the documentation of the large amounts of winter rainfall that flooded the the River Ouse, which runs through the centre of York, in 2022. The river's water level will rise due to the sudden amount of added water and will flood the embankment, swollen any near by buildings. Many have assumed this is caused by the global warming crisis. Global warming is causing an ever increasing water level due to the melting of the ice caps and large amounts of water pollution. With this and the added rainwater, it has caused the river to flood higher than ever before. The high water level against the historical buildings and over the roof tops of parked cars seems to create a scene from a dystopian future."