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Jack Younger

Byron Bay High School

Artwork title
Materialistic, voyeuristic
HSC year
2007
ARTEXPRESS year
2008
Expressive form
Photography
Artist’s statement

Everything that we see triggers an image in our mind, and everyone’s perception is different: certain signs and symbols will give contrastive meaning to different people, and fundamentally this is what makes us human.

My photographs explore our obsessions with possessions, and how obsessions make us who we are, or at least who we think we are. Photography for me as an artist was the perfect medium. Photography is defined as painting with light. Without light we wouldn’t be capable of seeing signs and symbols, appertaining to our possessions and memories. This leads to the question, why do we regard material possessions as so indispensable?