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Mel Kerr

Mel Kerr’s practice examines the way in which childhood impacts on our adult life, and how the restrictions in the childhood domestic environment play significant roles in our adult subconscious. The metaphorical cages that we hold onto as a child often become real, tangible cages. In her current body of work, Kerr uses an archetypal symbol of the bird cage, directly representing the artist’s own childhood differences; the shadow the desire to be free of the restrictive cage.

Image credit: Long shadows of things left unsaid (2014), ink, guache and coloured pencil, 625mm x 505mm


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