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Ocean Gavin- Mitchell/ Book Edition

Ocean Gavin- Mitchell, born in 2002, lives in Bedworth, Warwickshire and specialises in puppetry, sculptural work, and painting. They’re interested in exploring gender identities and the idealised view of a 'third non-binary gender', using clown personas to represent them. The interest in clowns stems from the artist’s personal experience with rejection, much like clowns they weren’t taken seriously and were shunned for feeling differently about their sexuality.

Ocean’s work explores the ideas of feeling outcast in society through the medium of puppetry, creating wire puppets from recycled materials. Ocean uses clowns as a figure to represent societies' outcasts, they want to express their resentment towards how people like them are cast aside by higher powers that simply do not care.


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