amy alice thompson

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Each collage depicts a pre-adolescent girl shown with special companions or objects in a variety of other-worldly settings, resembling something from a storybook or a daydream. This combination is used as a means to investigate imaginative exploration through play, make-believe, and magic.

The images of the girls come from vintage catalogue and magazine photographs from the ‘40s and ‘50s, and have been chosen for their innocent and iconographic appearance (calling to mind stories such as Wizard of Oz, Little Red Riding Hood, and Alice in Wonderland).

This work has been made with the generous support of the Canada Council and Ontario Arts Council.

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