Hannah Creer

As an artist my interest lies within what makes a person uncomfortable, what causes us to confront feelings we would much rather avoid. I am concerned primarily with the concept of the uncanny and secondly with mortality. 

My work takes shape through portraiture, combined with sculptural elements, depicting the partially reconstructed faces of dead saints. The intention was to take that which exists beyond the realms of humanity, the seemingly living dead, and explore how this is perceived as uncanny.  

Each portrait seeks to grasp for attention with the contrast between their deceased and living aspects – seen via the near living eyes and skeletal features, this contrast acts as a reminder of the fragile state in which we exist as mortal beings and begs one to contemplate our existence beyond the living state as captured through the reconstruction of the human visage.