CLAIRE MILNER

ALLEGORIES OF IDENTITY COLLECTION

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The collection entitled 'ALLEGORIES OF IDENTITY' is influenced by historical paintings and classical sculpture, taking themes from art history and strong female figures in mythology as a starting point and considering contemporary fashion as a means of expression and identity, with compositions that reflect and set the mood for the couture in the manner of a film set. The female subjects are a combination of statuary and world citizen, free of racially defining features, looking to the future with a mischievous nod to the past in calling attention to the subjectivity of women in the canon of art history. The works also point to contemporary gender equality issues and include allegorical meanings and wider philosophies relating to politics, displacement, species extinction, climate change and environmental issues; a recurring theme in the oeuvre. (Click on images for lightbox).



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