Friday, 18 October 2013

VCE final artworks / part three

Nested Selves






In this work a person is shown as series of selves, each with a different way of relating to the external world. Each doll bears a legend or motto. The largest doll, which carries the legend “I am the Earth”, expresses a concrete relation to the natural world. The smallest doll, which carries the motto “I am a ghost”, stands for the way in which a human being’s identity can be as elusive as an ethereal thought and even approach non-existence. As displayed, one next to the other in descending order of size, these facets of the self are displayed and fully on view.  If the dolls were put back inside each other, the most private and elusive self would be completely hidden from the viewer. Here I use the medium of a set of blank Matryoshka dolls because it is a familiar and ingenious image of the multiple self. 


3 comments:

  1. Such a great idea. Love the small + decorative details.

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  2. this is unbelievably creative and beautiful and interesting. your explanations make your art even more fascinating, i love it all so much.
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  3. This is beautiful. Is it for sale?

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