The Life of Saint Fiona Bianco Xena

Entrant 2022


An elderly woman with red painted cheeks cradles a wounded child tenderly to her breast, mother of the motherless. A crystal-eyed robot holds a bouquet of roses, a cigarette hanging roughly from her lips. A thick-thighed girl with a long green braid kicks and pirouettes, taking impossible leaps in the night sky.

The Life of Saint Fiona Bianco Xena is a kaleidoscopic vision of one woman seen through three rotating eyes, an illusion of separated light scattering in different directions. The work is a comment on how the stories of women in the public eye are retold, twisted, mutated and used as a projection screen for the exorcising of current social and cultural demons.