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Jemima MANTELLO

Toorak College
VCE Studio Arts 1 & 2

Artist statement: This artwork was inspired by the idea of fear, more or less the idea of childhood fear. The woman dressed in white is seen to be walking along flat farmland seemingly with no end goal. I did this to communicate the idea that fear feels endless or stays with us forever. This generally starts from early childhood when you're innocent and susceptible, shown through the white oversized clothes on the woman. This is also the type of image where the meanings and messages can be interpreted in any way, depending on how the viewer feels they relate to the image or their mindset at the time.

The emptiness of solitude  2021
gelatin silver print
42.0 x 59.4 cm
courtesy of the artist and Toorak College

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