The Luna park series was aptly named ‘the darker side of pregnancy’ as it was painted during the time of my last trimester and completed soon after my child was born. Unfortunately like many other women I suffered from extreme anxiety verging on pre natal depression and post natal depression, Luna Park was a metaphor for so called madness. During this time I was studying fine arts at Newcastle Uni and was totally unprepared for the pregnancy. Not trying to be too twisted I also used quirkiness and frivolity to depict my inner turmoil that soon dissipated after Ruby was born whom is now 16. This was to be my 1st solo exhibition and was quite evident back then the use of bright bold stylised imagery and symbolic story telling in each work. These works have been used in Lecture halls in United States by a renowned psychologist professor on dealing pre and postnatal depression.