The body of work I am currently working on explores female identity within urban online existence. I question the way in which digital Connectedness and platforms such as Facebook act as an arena for the augmentation and commercialization of memory and human emotion. One’s identity and social life has become a commodity, public property and content to be used, sold, exploited; ones rights to privacy a fallacy, as each persons emotion and memory is shared and owned by millions of other people.
By exploring new representational paradigms involved in the intertwining of painting, and digital imagery, my work reflects upon the break-down of barriers between physical and virtual space and its psychological implications, the result of which I hope is both alluring and unsettling. Macleod was a finalist in the 2016 Wallace Arts Awards, the work is now in the Wallace Arts Trust Collection. She recently exhibited at the Royal Overseas League exhibition with the work now in a private collection, England. Macleod has been a finalist in the 2015 NZ Painting and Printmaking Award and the 2016 Molly Morpeth Canaday Award.