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Grace Cracknell

Inaburra School

The Owl and the Pussy Cat

Collection of works

Oil, watercolour, ink, feathers, cotton rag, cotton wool

Anthropomorphism is the attribution of human form or characteristics to animals. In many ancient cultures, anthropomorphism has been used as a literary device in storytelling. My work developed from this idea, with the intent to explore human mannerisms through animal stereotypes. The poem The Owl and the Pussy Cat by Edward Lear particularly influenced my work. The poem explores the constructs of marriage, freedom and love, using animals to represent human nature. My work uses imagery and symbolism to re-engage the audience with the timeless themes of the poem.

ARTEXPRESS is a joint venture of the NSW Department of Education and Communities and the Board of Studies, Teaching & Education Standards NSW, hosted by Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre.

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