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Thomas Blackett

Barker College

Artwork title
Waiting...
HSC year
2011
ARTEXPRESS year
2012
Expressive form
Photomedia
Artist’s statement

I have three living grandparents. I was inspired by my analysis of Gregory Crewdson’s work to incorporate them into my body of work. What developed was not only a comment on suburban isolation but the loneliness that the elderly in our society can experience. The environments represent a sense of the austerity and frugality in the way they live, a conditioning from their past. They exist one day to the next, making the best of what remains while recollecting what has occurred in the past. Some images convey a sense of optimism while others reflect resignation. The poignancy of waiting…

Influencing artists: Gregory Crewdson, William Eggleston, Bill Henson

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