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Alice O’Shea
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Investigating the subject of Incarceration, Alice O’shea uses personal letters from her pen pal currently on Death Row in Florida, USA as the foundation for her work. Daniel Lugo has been on Death Row for 21 years, and in contact with O’shea for the past two. Drawing inspiration from Lugo’s day-to-day experiences she aims to explore and convey the life of a man living with impending death and confinement. O’shea’s pieces aim to confront questions and conflicted emotions when approaching the matter of Death Row. Working in collaboration with Lugo’s correspondence, she has explored many processes including painting, printing and photography in order to experiment with this challenging subject and the responsibility that comes with it.



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