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Drawing and Painting

Mary Claire Page

Ode to Joy

64cm x 80cm
Why can't we be happy?

“This painting is a celebration of fun. As adults, we seem to lose our sense of humour and playfulness. We rob ourselves of so much joy for the sake of appearing mature and "grown up". Being loud or silly is labelled as cringe by people who take life too seriously. Combining sculpture and painting, "Ode to Joy" features two strange looking figures shamelessly laughing together. ”

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Ode to Joy
Ode to Joy

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Mary Claire Page

Painting and Sculpture

“Using methods of painting, sculpture and digital media, my art is a means to share my experiences and anxieties about the world we live in. My work tackles themes of the body as an exploited object,...” [More]