Cambridge School of Art

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Emma Whitten
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The Unknown Author

As humans we are forever leaving our mark upon the environment that we inhabit.

Sometimes these marks are very deliberate, like tagging and graffiti, whereas other times they are a complete accident. This series explores the different traces that are left behind and asks the viewer to think about the many different possibilities of how it arrived there.

Some people may find it hard to understand why there are two small hand prints within the concrete; was it a deliberate act to destroy the ‘perfect’ environment? Or was it just an attempt to inject some personality into the identical streets of Cambridge? The handprints may have also got there by accident after a small child fell into the wet concrete.

I hope that by viewing my work, others will start to see small things that are often missed.



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