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The 5 stages
Betelihem Skehill
www.instagram.com/betelihemb/ www.linkedin.com/in/betelihem- skehill-286101115
Acrylic, graphite, fabric, cardboard, paintings, plastic on wall Dimensions Variable
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One size fits all...
Acrylic on multicoloured children’s thongs Dimensions Variable
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My embodiment
Acrylic, stickers,
red cotton string on fabric. Dimensions Variable
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At the age of three, I was put up for adoption and growing up I
have always had an awareness that I’m different from my peers. My identity is a core premise within my art practice and it delves from being a black female, raised in a predominantly Eurocentric society.
I find my art practice as a therapeutic conversation between my memories and my identity as I begin researching into my birthplace and Ethiopian culture. I also enjoy creating contemporary political artworks that make my audience ponder on the larger issues of life in which I attempt to be a catalyst for change and awareness.
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