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Karen Woodfinden

Born in United Kingdom. Lives in: Northwich
Karen Woodfinden

My last series of images portrays the dynamics between the outer faƧade and inner turmoil of the damaged psyche; the traumatized child carrying their secrets into adult life. Symbolism is a powerful instrument through which still life art, and thus the objects in this project, convey emotion. The meditative tenor of the images represents the outer self or mask, holding, hiding and covering the distress inside. The viewer is challenged to consider the dialectic between the aesthetics of the photographs and their emotional content.

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Work of art I would like to make

I would like to consider the theme of forgiveness using the same techniques used in my previous project. So again I would use normal everyday objects to describe the theme of forgiveness. I was especially drawn to this theme after the riots in Birmingham where the father of three sons that were killed defending the property chose to forgive the rioters. I want to challenge the viewers on what forgiveness looks like and feels like.


My Artworks (6)

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