Mary Wollstonecraft wrote many things and her life’s work was focused on the importance of equality and inclusion. She wrote incisively about the French Revolution and her daughter Mary Shelley’s work ‘Frankenstein’ can be read as a metaphor for revolution and its consequences.
In 2020-21 I created three short films and a painting/collage which pay tribute to her impact on my life as an artist:
My dreams are all my own, We Breathe, Get Wisdom, viewable at www.youtube.com/c/FionGunn
I hope my artworks will encourage people to read Mary Wollstonecraft - she died in 1797 and yet her words ring so true today.
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Fion Gunn is a London based visual artist with an international multi-media practice.