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Alexandra Mitchell

Ku-ring-gai High School

Artwork title
The Hawkesbury: in memory of John
HSC year
2010
ARTEXPRESS year
2011
Expressive form
Painting
Artist’s statement

My work is done in memory of John, my nanna’s brother, and the many photos he took of the Hawkesbury River landscape, which is now different from what he saw. John’s thoughts (from a letter he sent my nanna) echo through each piece of my work. Each piece acts as a fragment of my search for John’s Hawkesbury. John’s phototaking, boat journeys with my family and meandering around secluded beaches all intermingle to create the scenes I have painted onto canvas and transferred onto fresco blocks.