The skin I’m in II, 2016 by Brian Cassey

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Artist's statement

Carol Mayer was a young mother when she suffered extensive burns in a house fire – her family was told she would not survive. After a year of operations and skin grafts she lived to prove
the predictions wrong, and now spends much of her time advocating for and counselling other burns victims. In 2016 she has spent weeks of her time supporting the survivors of the horrific 2015
‘Serves You Right Café’ explosion in Ravenshoe, North Queensland that killed two people and injured twenty more. She allowed me to make her portrait and is proud of ‘the skin I’m in’.