Michelle Cawthorn


pen, graphite, watercolour and gouache on paper
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For some years now my work has been concerned with memory and its mutability. Pause for a minute and try remembering a moment from your childhood: does it change shape or seem hazy or hover at the edge of your consciousness?

Eunice represents a remembered me, both real and fictional all at once. When I try to recollect the girl I was, she is a strange amalgam of gestures and thoughts, unsure of her place in the world, stepping cautiously from girlhood into an uncertain future.

Michelle Cawthorn, 2017