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Thomas Barkel

St Edward’s Christian Brothers’ College

Artwork title
Imogen
HSC year
2007
ARTEXPRESS year
2008
Expressive form
Digital animation
Artist’s statement

I wanted to explore the difficulty in creating art when there is no experience to influence it. Just being an average high school student I have very little that I wanted to communicate – I have not suffered because of terrorism or any life-changing disease, so I wished to explore the absence of any negative influence on my artmaking practice. I also attempted to explore visual ways of communicating the relationship between each component of the conceptual framework (artist, artwork, audience, world) and different animation techniques: I used Macromedia Flash to animate, as well as hand-drawing some frames.