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Dark Teens

Vanessa Barklay

Ravenshoe, Australia

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Artist's Description

Dark Teens is a work that expresses the negative images I see portrayed to teens throughout recent times that induce soul destroying and life-threatening behaviours. That dark side of the teenager that is in them all, able to be drawn out all the more dangerously when magnified in the celebrity spotlight. Incorporating songs into the titles, they are I Wanna Be A Supermodel, a song about the need to be skinny and pretty but unfortunately the mid-90’s were a grungy time of hip heroin chic idols…Billion Dollar Baby harks back to the lyrics of Alice Cooper and the image itself is a composite of my daughter Rachel and 2 photos of Billion Dollar Babies album cover, this portrays the greedy teens, high on bling and I Love Money, mobile phones and excessive behaviours taking over, lastly, the least manipulated image The Dark Side Of The Teen, a play on the journey into a fragile mind on Dark Side of the Moon showing the bare bones of the vulnerable young teenage girl, filled with dark emotions as she struggles with becoming a woman.
None of these portray Rachel in a positive image and are reminders to watch our children, the world of teens is very dark….

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