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sculpture by artist Shona Nunan

Mourning

Shona Nunan

1994-1995

bronze, unique

collection of the artist

 

She comes from Papua New Guinea. We worked there in the Port Moresby University for a short time in 1992,

before riots threatened our family safety and we were forced to leave.

Traditional women in PNG would wear a net over their head when one of their loved ones died.

When we left Port Moresby we were so traumatised by the events of that time that I felt grief for a long time afterwards.

This little sculpture expresses grief, frustration and a strange lack of connection to the real world. She wears a net over her head.

 

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