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Alexis O'Connor

Wenona School

Artwork title
After Leonardo
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Expressive form
Artist’s statement

Within my work, I have chosen to express concerns about humanity’s dependence on technology. Thirty years ago, psychologists predicted that technology would completely change the way humans live their lives. I chose to appropriate Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings because of their pursuit of the truth. My drawings act as a reflection of humankind’s unknown process of evolution into a machine, and the connotations that accompany this change. But do we know the full extent of this change?

Influencing artists: Leonardo da Vinci