Polixeni and the Dreamkeepers
Photographer Polixeni Papapetrou's art is back on display
Greek Australian artist Polixeni Papapetrou's children are on display in her art, this time their identity is kept secret through puppet masks.
Her collection The Dreamkeepers sees her explore the theme of transformation: from child to adolescence; adulthood to old age - all the dramatic points of one's life are captured through her photographs.
"Children remind us we're adults, the same way animals remind us that we're human. I thought it would be interesting to put the two things together," Papapetrou told Neos Kosmos.
Other works show children outdoors, lost or at play, exploring their relationship with the physical environment. Their vulnerability evokes a sense of apprehension.
"My photographs just come out of my head. I'm searching for meaning, a clue to our existence. These are existential questions; questions we don't have answers to."
The Dreamkeepers exhibition is at Nellie Castan Gallery, 12 River Street, South Yarra, Victoria until June 2.
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