I just like to play with it, because I think it is much more fluid than society lets us believe. And I think it’s just a way of getting on a deeper level of expressing yourself.
What's your favourite quote?
Eliza represents being brave enough to be happy. Eliza cuts a very striking image, she’s incredibly beautiful, partly because she’s not afraid to be happy.
When I hear music I see images and when I see paintings I hear music. When I’m at an art gallery it’s quite disorientating to be surrounded by so much noise.
I find the production of pop just terrible, I can’t listen to it. It feels so aggressive, it feels like listening to hardcore heavy metal to my ears. If I’m in a taxi and they are playing it I feel like my heart-rate is going up. It’s not very healthy.
Visually I love the works of people like Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. I was always really interested in what happened there in the 40s and after the war. This period with all this creativity by Mexican artists and others drawn there. There are some really amazing female figures like Dolores Del Rio. She was the first Mexican star to cross over to Hollywood. She was very dramatic, very passionate and very much about expressing her sexual power. That’s not really what I am trying to get across, but her look definitely inspired me. Also the way Frida Kahlo addressed themes about being a woman in a way that was quite taboo at the time is inspiring. She wasn’t afraid to be a woman, and show her pain at the same time. It’s really important to show vulnerability and strength. That you can’t just be one or another