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Pharmasetti Sculpture

Alison Shanks


Sculpture, Ceramic on Ceramic

Size: 14.4 W x 21.3 H x 7.9 D in

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This piece is about the "Opioid Crisis". He has just his best friend has just overdosed and died. He is trying to understand why this has been allowed to happened. The greed of the pharmaceutical companies perhaps?

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Sculpture:Ceramic on Ceramic

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Size:14.4 W x 21.3 H x 7.9 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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