PrizeFinalists in Create (art)
CompanySamantha Everton
ArtistSamantha Everton
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Behind the amplified colouration and ornamental intricacies are symbolic elements that offer clues to the underlying stories. Everton's talent is to reveal what lies hidden, and in the portraits can be found fragility and adaptability, vulnerability and resilience, compliance and resolute self-expression. The women captured are torn between the cultural values and expectations of their times and a deep interior struggling towards individuality.