Megan’s artwork deals with issues of identity and representation. She works with still and moving images creating intimate glimpses of herself, ultimately becoming both subject and surveyor. The mood captured, together with lighting and subtle movements of the body, creates an eerie and voyeuristic atmosphere. Although her work deals with the disquiet separation between an individual’s inner and outer world, it is neither shocking or racy, but elegant and imbued with layers of meaning that the viewer must unpick. Once placed on the wall she offers herself up to the gaze of others. In doing so she creates an environment where the audience is forced to confront issues of her identity, asking themselves what is their role in the world in which she inhabits?
In one of her latest photographic series entitled Pine, Megan investigates the duality between what pine symbolizes and it’s meaning, and how this mirrors her own internal struggle with her identity. In many cultures, pine symbolizes eternal life, longevity and immortality, however the definition of the word pine, other than the physical object of the evergreen coniferous tree, means to yearn deeply; suffer with longing. The pinecone is also considered a symbol of masculine fertility because of its striking resemblance to male genitals and the single stem or branch of the pine tree is considered to represent man’s individuality. Through these photographs Megan explores the tension between the overtly masculine appearance and meaning of pine with her own female identity.