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Nicolas Novi

St Joseph's College, Hunters Hill

Artwork title
Surveillance of silence
HSC year
2007
ARTEXPRESS year
2008
Expressive form
Photography
Artist’s statement

The title refers to the artworks as the series of five photographs portrays a surveillance of a silent and almost dead area. My photographs centrally reflect subjective elements through the dark overtone and the dominant green, evoking a strong emotional response, with feelings of uncertainty, obscurity and observation dominating the work, while the subject matter of footpaths and green hold symbolic value. The green has a range of different symbolism with superstitious associations with misfortune and death, while the crossing footpaths symbolise the idea of journey.