Mixed Emotion (M.E.)

Anna Fawcus
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Entry Fee: Free
Exhibition Event:
Official Opening 30/04/2016 6:00 pm

Self-portraits by Anna Fawcus

Half him
Half her
I am
 
Him and her
He and she
Made me
 
From them
Part of them
I am
 
I am them
But
They are not me
 
They are the
Creators of my childhood
Leaders of my pack
Educators and influencers
Of ideas and ideals
 
My idols
My enemies
My heroes
 
 

For better or worse

The two became one
Individual identities blended
Xeroxed copies joined

My choice

To imitate or replicate
To take flight or flee
Either choice
Determined by them
Chosen by me
 
Who am I
If not a product
Of my sculptors
The architects of my mind
 
Mum and Dad
Him and her
Ma and Pa
He and she
 
It’s me

 

This series of work exposes an inner self portrait, rather than an external self-portrait. Our personalities are formed through our parents’ presence or absence, their actions or lack of actions, they are a significant part of who we are and who we become. The physical tear and re-joining of the images is symbolic of the imperfection of family; things are often torn and re-joined. 

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This event has concluded
Dates:
Entry Fee: Free
Exhibition Event:
Official Opening 30/04/2016 6:00 pm
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