Kendrea Rhodes is a visual artist and writer living in South Australia. Her articles, photography and artwork have appeared in local, state, national and international publications; and her original art has been exhibited since 1999.
Kendrea is currently doing a Bachelor of Creative Arts Honours at Flinders University, South Australia. Family history research drives this project, resulting in creative work that spans disparate genres and narrative modes (historical fiction, history and stream of consciousness). Click here to read a little of that family history.
Self Portrait: Eye am I.
Stories are how we remember
Stories are everywhere. Interest subjective.
Something is astounding
in someone else’s voice.
Stories are flexible. They are told, expressed, seen, heard, drawn, read, dreamed, painted, imagined, experienced, embellished, retold, remembered, misremembered and consumed.
The cooperative living in Australian society is an agreement to community stories/collective memories and as a result, there’s more trust and acceptance in my entitled world than I thought (I trust public transport, food safety, paint to dry, other drivers on the road, oh and that help is just a phone call away).
Stories are retold, celebrated, used, and apparently learned from history, all while following the rules of the system we live in. But bending rules, changing what’s seen, and sharing different stories from new voices is as human as submission and suppression. I choose to bend, share and learn.
Having a choice is a privilege.
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