2018, BA Painting & Printmaking, Glasgow School of Art
Hazel Brown's work explores the medium of story and how this relates to humanity’s enduring paradigms. In an age in which we are coming to terms with the death of our analogue selves and piecing together our identities as digital beings, the story stirs the primordial within the reader; the innate archetypes that that lie deep within our understanding of what it means to be human.
The creatures of her tale are traversing a landscape that shifts and changes with their moods and decisions. The concept of innocence becomes ambiguous and the reader must confront what their ideas of compassion and purity are and what they mean. The sometimes inexplicable happenings of Brown's narratives hark back to the absurdity of folk and fairy tale around the world, guiding the audience to peace with cognitive dissonance.