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Mikayla CROSSETT

Glen Waverley Secondary College
VCE Studio Arts 3 & 4

Artist statement: My series 1830 is about loss of human connection and how a lack of human interaction and connection to someone can lead to feelings of loneliness and loss of identity. The artwork is inspired by the prisoners at Port Arthur in Tasmania. There was a facility there where prisoners were not allowed to speak to anyone, they had to wear masks, had their name taken away from them and were referred to only as a number. They were completely isolated from the world and were forced to live a life without human interaction. I wanted to represent their experiences and highlight how human connection is important, it gives us a sense of purpose and meaning in life and without it, we lose ourselves and who we are.

Untitled  2021
from the series 1830 
pigment ink-jet print
48.2 x 32.8 cm
courtesy of the artist and Glen Waverley Secondary College

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