Anna Stretton painted these for her graduate exhibition in 2011. She went to the Queensland College of Art, where I also study. The simplicity and application of colour caught my eye, then I read her artist statement which resonates very well with me and my practice.
Skin is our physical identity. It records time through its traumas and ageing. Skin changes colour, wrinkles, bruises, is cut and damaged. It scars permanently creating physical memories and recording events. The body projects it’s reaction in furious colour, with bruising, wounds and scars. The body recovers and the skin has recorded another experience.