Indianna Fox

Modernist Montage

Indianna Fox

Year 9
School: Applecross Senior High School
Medium: Ball point pen on paper

Artist statement: The challenge was to create a montage of something human, something mechanical and something botanical. Almost like automatic drawing, a practice favoured by the Surrealists who inspired this work, it makes us wonder what is really going on in the artist’s mind. The meaning of the symbols: the padlock and key in its lock, skeletal rib cage with viny leaves sneaking out from behind, a vintage typewriter falling away onto a bed of sunflowers. This piece challenges the viewer to create meaning out of chaos. What does it all mean? How do I interpret this piece? Thoughts about life and death over duty and being bound up, and how they relate to the viewer, can occur when examining its symbolism.

Year selected and School represented
2018, Applecross SHS