This piece is one of the photos from a double page editorial spread created and is inspired by Alexander McQueen’s 2006 A/W Widows of Culloden Collection. It pays tribute to the late genius and his affinity for finding beauty in what would generally be considered something ugly, eerie or tragic. From a young age his work had inspired and deeply intrigued me as I tried to figure out what must have been going on in his mind while creating these extravagant works. This really pushed me as an artist as I found myself digging into the very depths of my mind to see what I could retrieve, and then taking those findings to create my work. My intention with this piece and with most pieces I create is to make the viewer really stop, look and wonder what I may have been thinking, and truly get a sense of the mood. Whether it be great happiness, sadness or an unsettling feeling, I want the viewer to feel it all, tremendously.