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Unspoken Words

Unspoken Words

Unspoken Words

Renee Hunter

Two years ago I visited Auschwitz which I believe has left a strong impact on how I view life and changed the way I express myself through art. I believe ‘a world at peace’ best describes this artwork. Being one of the most harrowing events to take place in our history I feel my use of colour and geometric lines emphasises the harsh events which happened here which no one should ever be allowed to forget. Polish artist Krzysztof Wodiczko had a great influence in me deciding to use acetate to distort the image below and project the most unforgettable imagery from the disaster. The distortion emphasizes that most people would choose to forget the brutality; yet I chose to project imagery to never let the holocaust be forgotten.
My aim with this piece was to shock people. I purposely created three small pieces to intimidate and show the world we must learn from our mistakes. We cannot run from our past or it will become our future. I wanted to spread a message of hope; that one day human beings can stop being at war with one another and hopefully we can live in ‘a world at peace’.

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This Land is Ours

This Land is Ours

Identity

Identity