2020 Finalists

Lyndal WALKER

Artist statement: Cosmic children is a series of contemporary archetypes for people to see themselves and to imagine a better world, of diversity and connection. The images represent the astrological signs, continuing my interest in time and responding to a revival of this tradition which offers psychological support and connects us with the stars and the animal world. I cast the models partially from their astrological chart. I collage my original photographs, referring to the decorative arts and archetypal imagery from figurative painting. Gemini is associated with communication, information and connection. Gender has been an important theme throughout my practice and with this image I invoke the androgyny of Hermes and trickster energy, which often plays with gender and duality.

www.lyndalwalker.com

Cosmic children, Gemini  2022
from the series Cosmic children
pigment ink-jet print
67.0 x 50.0 cm
courtesy of the artist

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  • Wai Tang Commissioning Award
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