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Process diary

Michael King

Saint Ignatius' College, Riverview

Artwork title
To come to light
HSC year
2006
ARTEXPRESS year
2007
Expressive form
Photography
Artist’s statement

The body of work documents my journey to discover what light is and the vast and unbounded forms it can take. Inherently, I looked towards black and white photography to document my passage, as it is the most capable medium of capturing light. Each of the 39 photographs references light’s uncontrollable nature both realistically and abstractly. The intimate size of the images forces the audience to come closer and really engage in the photographs, while the fluorescent light has been used to highlight man’s attempt to control light, creating an atmosphere and emphasising the overall theme of the body of work.