Full Circle 2009-10 

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exhibition at Flinders Lane Gallery

'The surreal experience of returning home to the bible belt of the American South and my daughter's transformation into an American girl inspired my next body of work - to create simple slogans, tips for the day, or life lessons for both my daughter and son, stripped of morality and fear and any mention of salvation, deliverance or redemption. They are messages set on a backdrop of old collaged postcards and tinged with references to my past, American popular/consumer culture and the not so serious side of life.' 

Melinda Schawel 2009