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Madeleine Kelly Artist

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Blue Garden.

Blue Garden These vestiges of statues denote both destruction and permanence – their former structure is...

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Blue Garden.

Blue Garden

These vestiges of statues denote both destruction and permanence – their former structure is obscured by a visual and tactile aesthetic.

Given that the materialities of images – in particular paintings – are also an earthen testament figured from the ground, a dialect between the concept of embodiment and image ensues.

As such, the image also brings to mind something that is outside itself: that which has been touched, kissed or caressed, or a distant soul, spirit or figure. But this sense of absence also suggests a corresponding sense of loss – the political and cultural urgency of the destruction of cultural heritage by iconoclasts.