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Sofie Ehrlich

St Catherine’s School

Artwork title
Sofie
HSC year
2007
ARTEXPRESS year
2008
Expressive form
Painting
Artist’s statement

After visiting Tokyo, Japan, I fell in love with the culture. Tokyo is such a visual city, particularly the Harajuku district, where the youth dressed in a really obvious way that expressed themselves through their clothing. I wanted to capture their individuality and the visual style of Tokyo. I also wanted to produce small, intimate work rather than the typical, larger-scale painting. My ultimate aim with the work was to create an aesthetically pleasing piece that left the viewer with a joyful feeling.