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Holly Farrell

Warners Bay High School

Artwork title
24 rabbits
HSC year
2009
ARTEXPRESS year
2010
Expressive form
Collection of works
Artist’s statement

My artwork is about the introduction of the European rabbit into Australia and its destructive effect it has had our environment. I have examined the issue of preserving, preventing or exterminating introduced species. This is important to me because I sympathise with the rabbits. My work relates to personal choices I have made, such as becoming a vegetarian in support of animal rights; yet, I do also understand the value of preserving the natural landscape and indigenous species. Therefore I am left in conflict, just as the audience is left puzzled by the opinions I have expressed.