‘Jane Doe’ is a name used for a woman whose real name is unknown or is being intentionally concealed. In 2004, Rone’s Jane Doe figure began to appear throughout Melbourne on walls, bridges and façades and very quickly the image became instantly known as Rone’s work (you can see an image of Jane Doe in the previous room). Since this time, Rone has painted the face of different women in his work—what’s often known as an artist’s ‘muse’.
The unknown woman here is part of a reconstruction of Rone’s 2017 work, Omega Project, that he completed in an abandoned house next to the Alphington Paper Mill. You can create your own story about who this woman is, what her life in the house was like, and what she did?