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Reverse side. She is a Janus head...a gateway to another world/way of thinking
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Identity Sculpture

Alison Shanks

Italy

Sculpture, Ceramic on Steel

Size: 15.7 W x 31.5 H x 9.8 D in

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My sculptures are primarily made with Porcelain and are mainly Janus heads which have an ancient, God like, larger than life quality. The Porcelain is silkscreen printed with fragmented and distorted images taken from mass media. The images are then cut, stretched and manipulated into a collage. The photographic facial image is made to seem slightly lost in screen transmission, interference lines and white noise. There are various underlying themes in my work showing how we are controlled and manipulated by an oversaturation of mass media, technology, social media, fake news, surveillance, religion and consumerism in all forms. There is a loss of self: we are confused, distorted, invaded and out of balance. Are we becoming dehumanised through an over saturation of mass media and technology?

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Sculpture:Ceramic on Steel

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:15.7 W x 31.5 H x 9.8 D in

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I am currently living and working in Sicily.My work is primarily made with Porcelain. It is silkscreen printed with fragmented and distorted images taken from mass media. Previously my work has focused upon how we are manipulated and are losing our humanity and becoming dehumanised through an over saturation of mass media and technology. We are currently worldwide undergoing an Opioid Crisis. Also the use of drugs such as Crystal Methamphetamine and legal highs is endemic. Suicides and overdoses are affecting people in every strata of society. In the US every day 130 people die from Opioid overdoses. In 2018, seventy two thousand people died in the US of drug overdoses. My recent work is about how we are out of balance with our world.

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