Congratulations to Year 12 student Sophie Gibson who received a Commendation Award having had her work selected for the exhibition with the Hands On Art Project ‘Incubator’ for Year 11/12 /first year university artists.
Well done Sophie for this mesmerising work of art entitled 'Swaddle'.
Here is Sophie’s accompanying statement to Swaddle ”The cloth used to swaddle a child is a fabric laden with love. Through Swaddle, I challenge the context in which we swaddle a child, as adolescence is often a time of distancing oneself from childhood. I do so by using photography to capture a fleeting point in time, coddled by cloth with the visual implication of the shadow of a physical embrace. I recreated the work as a painting with emotive strokes then digitally combined the two to represent the bereavement of childhood felt in adolescence.”