Identity Sculpture by Alison Shanks

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

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Alison Shanks



Size: 15.7 W x 31.5 H x 9.8 in

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Sculpture: Ceramic, Clay, Metal, Manipulated, Black & White on Steel, Ceramic.

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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