Visual Guide to Social Life
The series is about human relationships. Kayee tells stories by assembling her self-portraits into complex scenes. Often drawing inspiration from Renaissance art, she attempts to offer a critical, offbeat and sometimes poetic look on the way we relate to each other. Characters staged in her portraits range from complete strangers, friends, coworkers, family members to some forms of deity. They often struggle to maintain a balance between the roles imposed by societal expectations and their desire to be themselves. They seem to be constantly wondering who they are supposed to be, in this contemporary society which can be so absurd sometimes.