Susan Buret
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Artist Susan Buret
Title One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later)
Year 2008
Medium acrylic, shredded visa documents & ink
Support canvas
Height 1500mm 59ins
Width 1050mm 41.5ins
   
Photographed by the artist
This is one of a series of portraits of the unknown, of those who arrive at a border, inadequately described by their identity documents, hoping to find a safe new home.

Shredded identity documents overlay anonymous egg shaped faces and are over stamped with patterns suggesting the domestic environment.

The works look at two often opposing ideas of domestic security - the ideas of home, the safe haven we make unique with
furnishings and patterns we apply to walls and floors and, the idea of national domestic security where our borders are protected by the rigorous enforcement of rules governing conditions of entry.

 

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