Zoe Patsiokostas, 'When you left along with my heart, there were spaces left empty', 2022. Black Permanent Marker and Fine Felt Tip Pen on White Cotton Fabric. 354.5 x 115.4 cm. Image courtesy: the artist.

Artist statement

'When you left along with my heart, there were spaces left empty' is a large-scale graphic drawing that uses markers on fabric to explore the loss associated with the ending of romantic relationships and how this loss can be physical as well as emotional. The artwork was created over a series of days where the artist laid across the work creating a relationship with the fabric to explore the materialistic desire for objects that steam from an emotional loss.

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Acknowledgement of Country

UNSW School of Art & Design stands on an important place of learning and exchange first occupied by the Bidjigal and Gadigal peoples.

We acknowledge the Bidjigal and Gadigal peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the land that our students and staff share, create and operate on. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and extend this respect to all First Nations peoples across Australia. Sovereignty has never been ceded.