Zoe Catherine Kendall
The title of this collection ‘Playing for Life’ comes from the unusual canvas Zoe has used for these paintings – playing cards illustrated with self-portraits by great masters. These have been transformed, creating collages which reveal an alternative self-portrait, of her ‘self’, ‘the other,’ and society. Zoe has also used bicycle art playing cards as the basis of these paint collages as it felt a relevant theme for her own self-identity. They are intended as playful and witty, with a sense poignance too. How do we choose to identify ourselves and how do we perceive others? The titles and text used elude to these deeper concerns.