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a thin veil

a thin veil

Posted by on Mar 2, 2014 in Veils | 0 comments

Carne Griffiths draws an analogy between the dark side of humanity and the violence inherent in the plant kingdom that is often masked by beauty. I think deception is core to the concept of the veils exhibition, and poses the question as to whether any form of filtered and processed identity can be considered genuine or real. I enjoy the fragile and...

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wild dog

wild dog

Posted by on Mar 2, 2014 in Veils | 0 comments

A flurry of hands that seem to constrain or subdue a dark beast is symbolic to me of presenting our best self to others and keeping the negative traits under wraps. How much of my understanding of my own identity can be even close to authentic without acknowledgement of the demons within?

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G rated

G rated

Posted by on Mar 2, 2014 in Veils | 0 comments

This perversion of the traditional Disney characters is pretty creepy and grabbed my attention. It’s almost upsetting to see a twisted take on something I associate with childhood innocence and fun. This cartoon image reminds me of the power of the media and advertising industry in reinforcing brand image; the epitome of fabricated veils.

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lost in thought

lost in thought

Posted by on Mar 2, 2014 in Veils | 0 comments

I often wonder to what extent I am a sponge moving in my environment, passively absorbing the influences and channeling the thoughts and views of everyone and everything I come into contact with. This concern is mirrored back to me by this pensive portrait.

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nervosa II

nervosa II

Posted by on Mar 2, 2014 in Veils | 0 comments

There is a delicate floral beauty and anguish to this painting that the artist evokes in a dreamy, melancholic way. The five faces speak to me of emotional turmoil and the agitated arm stance reveals a distressed figure. I was intrigued by this girl, she is uncertain and complex and presents many sides of herself.

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stand still to balance

stand still to balance

Posted by on Mar 2, 2014 in Veils | 0 comments

I feel that this figure embodies how I sometimes feel about myself; how can I fit the pieces of my identity together into a coherent whole, reconcile the jarring inconsistencies and incongruences and make sense of everything? ‘Stand still to balance’ encapsulates how precarious it can feel to juggle, preserve and blend the different sides of a...

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