Tanami Dundas-Steedman

Governor Stirling Senior High School

Year 12

Oil on canvas

120 x 90 cm

‘Home’ focuses on the theme of domestic violence within the household, specifically the issue of witnessing abuse as a child. My artwork centres on a young child, who represents innocence and purity, witnessing domestic abuse. The arms, one grabbing the other, symbolise emotional and physical control. By placing vivid imagery of abuse within the eye, I am symbolising how witnesses are shaped and defined by the abusive moments in their lives.

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