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Conor Clarke Next of kin - scenario and stereotypes

Work by Conor Clarke
Work by Conor Clarke
Work by Conor Clarke
Work by Conor Clarke

Through my work I reveal aspects of social and family life, shedding light on the carefree nature of childhood compared to the expectations of domestic roles such as parenting. I used clay to hand-sculpt each individual in a scene that symbolises their role in a family. The children (proportionally over-sized) are viewed fishing, stargazing and eating from a bowl whereas the mother has the responsibility of a pram and the balding father sits at the bottom of a seesaw, head buried in his hands, lamenting the burden of his responsibilities.

Influencing artists:
Nuala Creed
Ron Mueck

School

Christian Brothers’ High School, Lewisham

ARTEXPRESS year

2017

HSC year

2016