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Process diary

Holly Wadsworth

Ascham School

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Artist’s statement

How can we reconcile the destructive nature of humanity and the state of urban decay? Although cities constantly expand and develop, many areas are forgotten and left to deteriorate. My work explores and challenges our perception of architectural beauty and worth. It aims to convey the need to adjust our perceptions of beauty and learn to value and celebrate the uniqueness of each moment.

Influencing artists: Banksy, William Kentridge, Anselm Kiefer, Arthur McIntyre, Kurt Schwitters, Varvara Stepanova

Collection connections

Discuss Holly Wadsworth’s and Anselm Kiefer’s thoughts on the human condition as conveyed in their work. How have they used visual language to communicate their ideas?

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