The End

Hannah Pemberton

Year 11
School: Perth Modern School
Medium: Digital painting on paper

Artist statement: The conceptualising and planning stages of this artwork coincided with the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it was a while before the more significant and long-lasting impacts of the situation would become clear. The panic was only just beginning, and as someone who struggles with anxiety and finds difficulty in uncertainty it was a highly distressing time. I likened the panic to a ‘culture of fear’ perpetuated by the media who were stirring up a frenzy about the virus even before it spread across the world. This made me contemplate the nature of collective fear. ‘The End’ aims to capture the distress and anxiety of a cultural landscape where misinformation and fearmongering run rampant, instead of facts and expert advice

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