Anne Starling’s art practice explores human interaction with the urban environment. Nuclear Family
consists of two panels that join together in a corner. The panels are carved in lino and integrate a range of print mediums layered with a collaged background consisting of a blended woodblock print and a relief intaglio plate. The work explores the notion of the print as a social document and is a visual narrative of society living under the threat of industrial overload. Anne's prints similarly create narratives of specific socio/environmental events due to industrial activity from our recent past. The use of collage facilitates a combination of the unnatural with the natural urban landscape and continues in a long history where the print was used to disseminate information and provide strong political messages. Nuclear Family
is one of 51 works selected as finalists in the 2021 Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award.