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Wenona School

The Embers of My Suitable Life


Digital print on metallic paper, thread, natural objects (dried leaves, butterfly wings, dragonfly exoskeleton)

For a long time, the past and its promise of simplicity was something I yearned for. Yet is it truly the past I desire, or rather a romanticised, constructed illusion of it? Inspired by the eccentric style of film director Wes Anderson, my photographs act as highly constructed stills, which attempt to stitch together a perfected ideal of who I am, and who I want to become. Although the use of objects allowed for a desired anonymity and intimacy, what my process taught me is that these intensely controlled scenes ultimately conceal the truth of the present. 

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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