Richard Ansett

Woman in Backyard with Rocking Horse, 2007

ref. #EPV0062

20.5″ x 14.92 ” (on canvas 23.4 x 16.5″)

521mm x 379mm (on canvas 594mm x 420mm)

C-type archival (embossed stamp & cert.) / Unframed

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Children with Garden Ornaments © Richard Ansett

Mother & Child, 2008

ref. #EPV0084

21 x 14 ” (on canvas 23.4 x 16.5″)

533mm x 355mm (on canvas 594mm x 420mm)

C-type archival (embossed stamp & cert.) / Unframed

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Out of Place‘, Stephanie Standing in the Mud © Richard Ansett

There is an inevitable existential loneliness associated with adoption. The detachment from one’s very genetic foundations can have a profound effect on our sense of place in the world.  With the acceptance of this, comes a realisation that the other side of the coin of the great gift of love and rescue by our adopted parents, is the trauma of loss and abandonment.

Stephanie (below) is adopted, I felt she had a great need to make sense of her world. When I shared that I was adopted too, I seemed to her like a successful survivor of the transition from one universe to another. I brought her outside and placed her in the mud. She did not feel she belonged here and it was not where she wanted to be.

Overall Winner The Creative Review Photography Annual 2008

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April with her new Baby © Richard Ansett

The Mind of a Heroin Addict

Woman in Red Dress with Gladioli © Richard Ansett

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Three Women with Cigarettes, Grimsby © Richard Ansett

Boy from Wales with Umbro trainers © Richard Ansett

Boy on a Balcony with Clematis Flowers, Labroke Grove © Richard Ansett