Chrissy Brown is an artist (primarily 3D) based in Essex. Her passion is the representation of ‘othered’ - mostly fat - bodies through art. She sells her work to an international audience and has exhibited at prestigious local galleries.
Taking up space is key to the normalisation of all types of bodies. It will result in the reclamation of spaces – conceptual and physical—that have been too long dominated by those with power and privilege. My aim is to find and represent joy, comfort, and safety in bodies that have been cast out of the acceptable Western mainstream. I want to clear a space from the bombardment by a monotony of thin, heteronormative, able-bodied, capitalist advertising and aspiration.
We all exist in different bodies, and allowing each person to thrive and feel no shame for this uniqueness is key to creating a more inclusive society. We are each whole as we are.
Fighting against oppressive norms takes many forms. This is mine.
A note about my packaging: Where possible, I use recycled packaging materials. This might mean that sometimes the item will be delivered in envelopes that may look a little worn, but I always make sure they are fit for purpose and take very special care to package items carefully for their journeys. It's just my way of trying to reduce waste.