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Nicola Ellis Everything is broken up and dances

Work by Nicola Ellis
Work by Nicola Ellis
Work by Nicola Ellis
Work by Nicola Ellis

My artwork is about the vulnerability and fragility of humans when they are stripped bare and have nothing to hide behind. I became interested in this after realising that at some point every person, no matter how powerful or strong, has felt weak and afraid. The sewing acts as an attempt to put ourselves back together, but the figures are still left disjointed and broken. The similarity of all these figures portrays that when we are stripped of uniqueness, it leaves us all the same – human, vulnerable and raw.

Influencing artists:
Egon Schiele
Gustav Klimt

School

Southern Cross School

ARTEXPRESS year

2017

HSC year

2016

Process diary

Work by Nicola Ellis
Work by Nicola Ellis
Work by Nicola Ellis
Work by Nicola Ellis
Work by Nicola Ellis
Work by Nicola Ellis
Work by Nicola Ellis
Work by Nicola Ellis
Work by Nicola Ellis