Hazel Dortch

All The Way From Leningrad

Hazel Dortch

Year: 7
School: John Curtin College of the Arts
Medium: oil on canvas

Artist statement: This still life painting evokes the story of Dmitri Shostakovich and the siege of Leningrad. The rat skull relates to the starvation of Leningrad and the cigar box is what took Dmitri Shostakovich’s microfilm of his Leningrad symphony to America.

Year selected and School represented
2017, John Curtin College of the Arts