Home: a series

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This series is held in the permanent collection of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery.

‘Home’ presents six miniature paintings, framed in antique Indian shrines which explore how the home acts as sanctuary in which to nurture and raise children and how this can be tragically abused.

The first painting in this series depicts the home where, between 1963-65 Myra Hindley and Ian Bradey tortured and killed five children. The second presents the house of Marc Dutroux who kidnapped six girls between 1995-96. Dutroux’s wife, Michelle Martin, a schoolteacher, fed the children he held captive.

Also portrayed in this series are the homes of Josef Fritzl, Fred and Rose West, Phillip and Nancy Garrido.

The final painting depicts the house of Wolfgang Priklopil, at Heinestraße 60, Strasshof an der Nordbahn. This was a home his grandfather Oskar Priklopil had built after World War II. Wolfgang Priklopil abducted 10 year old Natascha Kampusch and held her captive there for 8 years years.

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