The unsettling and unheimlech relationship between women and nature has amalgamated in to feminised monsters that haunt the fringes of society; shape-shifters that morph with the moon and straddle the border between civilisation and the primal wilderness.

Cusworth performs her own primitivism in ritualistic acts to explore woman’s role as ‘other’ to the male in discourse with the animistic cultures role as ‘the other’ to civilized society. Developing a body of totemistic sculpture and photography the work teasingly toys with the patriarchal representation of the primal women as a savage and a deviant.