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Sharing the Gift from Elanor

430 x 356mm

One 6x4” gloss print original (1986)

One 6x4” gloss print reproduction (2015)



Bella Milroy is interested in story and narrative, using objects alongside sculpture creating spatial installations. Photography is key to her work, using it both as a form of image and sculpture.


This completely spontaneous image captures a unique picture of intimacy. The original - the moment only experienced by those present. The reproduction 29 years later - my own encounter of the event. Even in this most painfully tensioned state, death on the cusp of life can reveal greater meaning of life itself, transcending any personal story.

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