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Brodie Murray

Coffs Harbour Senior College

Artwork title
Urban complexity, rural simplicity, innate automatism
HSC year
2008
ARTEXPRESS year
2009
Expressive form
Collection of works
Artist’s statement

Urban complexity, rural simplicity, innate automatism is a collection of works that provide a multi-layered interpretation of landscapes from a bird’s eye view.

These works were intended to give a feeling of disorientation but also a direct connection with specific locations.

Accidents became an integral aspect of these works as I was challenged to resolve, learn from or accept them as features of the artwork. Materials took on their own nature rather than being forced. This process provided insights and clues rather than a stifled approach.

As nature is open to an array of interpretations, my aim was to deconstruct, rearrange and illuminate.