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Edward Parsons The Commute

Work by Edward Parsons, ARTEXPRESS 2022
Work by Edward Parsons, ARTEXPRESS 2022
Work by Edward Parsons, ARTEXPRESS 2022
Work by Edward Parsons, ARTEXPRESS 2022

My body of work explores the public transport commute, highlighting the personal and humorous aspects of this mundane experience. Informed by my own reluctance to sit next to certain individuals based on appearance or mannerisms, my intent was to represent this unique liminal space that so many of us are familiar with. I used monster clay for its sensitive ability to express the fleshy likeness of an unnamed, yet familiar, commuter, framed by the bus seat. Viewers are invited to engage with the work, tentatively positioning themselves to occupy the empty seat, leave a tag or rummage through the briefcase. 

Influencing artists:
John Brack
Martino Kanasugi

School

St Mary’s Cathedral College

ARTEXPRESS year

2022

HSC year

2021