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Thomas Oscar Miles

Thomas Oscar Miles looks to inspire self empowerment, through embracing our vulnerabilities. This is celebrated through fragile and detailed imagery, centered around the narratives. In his work, he talks about personal fears and darker experiences. Thomas gives his characters opportunities to wear these like a crown.

"How can we appreciate our light when we brush the darkness under the bed, ignored?"​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

He hopes that his work can show people how multi-layered each one of us is, showing a unity in our humanity.

"I talk in my work about personal experiences such as mental health and my ever-growing relationship with my autism. I choose to represent these in my work through visuals such as decay, bones, and shadow filled corners of a woodland. My new series 'Our Beautiful Demise' speaks on a similar theme: wearing our fears with pride, binding them tightly to our flesh. I have grown up fearful of my personal shadows, I now instead hope to educate others on this and create a platform to spotlight issues we all go through."

A figure sits shirtless at dusk in a large field with trees edging it in the distance. They pull a large ball of wool into them and hide their face. Its like a cotton ball. More of the fluffy woolly balls surround them and a couple drift upwards on the wind like clouds.

A Well Oiled Machine by Thomas Oscar Miles

A male figure is naked and curled into a foetal position amongst a bed of blue, purple flowers.

New Shade of Blue by Thomas Oscar Miles

A figure in a blue dress, long blonde flowing hair a gold crown and long purple gown. They are princess like as they lie on a bed of heather.

Reversed Spells and Preconceived Potions by Thomas Oscar Miles