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Phillippa Webb

St Catherine’s School

Artwork title
There is no plain black and white - we are what we believe
HSC year
2005
ARTEXPRESS year
2006
Expressive form
Printmaking
Artist’s statement

Superstition’s ambiguities and irrationality intrigued me – the origins, and why people believe. Our contemporary lives are becoming meaningless, yet superstitions from fortune-telling to astrology fill popular magazines. It is ironic that religions may denigrate superstition, yet superstition helps to prolong the role of religious belief systems in society.

A good friend said, 'There is no plain black and white, just a thousand shades of grey.’ Many people wish that the world were simply black and white, however, leading to my use of black and white linoprints.