The 2020 Victorian Salon des Refusés
Cat # 25, Mia Stylianou
Mixed Media Collage on Canvas
183 cm H x 122 cm w
The Dancer personifies discipline, commitment and focus. Her costume sits atop layers of paint, charcoal and pastel, amongst an intricate collage of partially-opaque extracts from old High Court of Australia Law Reports. The creative lightness of the dress is grounded by the weight of the collage of words by brilliant legal minds sourced from our highest jurisdiction. This represents the duality of the subject: dedicated life-long lawyer but also inescapably, life-long artist, quietly co-existing symbiotically, each aspect underpinning, nurturing and propelling the other.
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