Minki Broon is a versatile free lance artist, Through out her time studying art she has always been drawn to exploring the feminine in her works, ‘I became obsessed with looking at how the female was represented and oppressed throughout The Renaissance and following art periods/movement's’ My journey began with a series of works of magnified sperms in acrylic, then i moved onto 5 8ft by 3ft large abstract works representing the abstract energy of femininity. Not finding the abstract work expressive enough for things i wanted to say i produced a series of 8 large works on canvas with a more political stance, with pictures and words on for my final show at university, as an artist my work never seemed too fit into ‘box ticking brackets’, i liked this as, it was obviously challenging them, ‘The corrupt Education System n someway even if it meant being detrimental to my final mark, achieving a high mark in my Dissertation ..‘Politicising the personal In Art’ made up for the practical work being over seen/understood, or for want of a better word scared of! My new 19 piece collection ‘The Hand That Feeds Us 2011’ has taken me to a new style in pen and ink, yet still embodies elements from all my past works and displays them across a monochrome surrealist vista; depicting the amazing life giving energy of the female/male ,represented through the nurturing imagery of the breast in all my works. We are then manacled to the state to ‘nurture’ us. The repetition of pharmaceutical drugs through out this body of work look pretty in their patterned disguise but are there to remind us that we are conditioned in our belief of reality, numb to our true magic and power. The birds that fly through out the works portray the freedom that we all should have, that the bird takes for granted. Our freedom is bound by corruption and pain. Most of my birds are free and look pretty ,others are filled with drugs and scars and some have their beaks bound, their elegance and that of the actual pieces can be aesthetically viewed and unseen and taken for granted, as can life when you are unaware of how we are manipulated.