2007 Finalist

Karleena MitchellMalvern, Victoria,


Cast glass, moss
12 H x 63 W x 5 D cm

Dutch vanitas paintings were reminders of death and the fragile nature of life, as is this. It is both universal and an intensely personal work. Vanitas paintings depicted a world of seductive beauty in the incipient stages of decay. That beauty exists in my life and I watch helplessly as wasting disease invades it. The process is physical, but the disease is of the mind. Nature reacts to both.

Photographer: David McCarthy

All entries as Finalist


Karleena Mitchell
Malvern, Victoria, Australia

14/11/1950 Singapore, Singapore, Singapore


Last Solo Exhibition

Last Group Exhibition

Public/Private Collections


  • 2010, Finalist, Ranamok Glass Prize, Australia