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Julia Coursey

St Mary Star of the Sea College

Artwork title
Catalyst
HSC year
2008
ARTEXPRESS year
2009
Expressive form
Collection of works
Artist’s statement

This body of work explores the process of photograms, which are experimental in nature and, therefore, one of a kind. I wanted to use ephemeral objects that resemble microscopic studies of organic matter or celestial beings. Surprisingly, I used everyday objects like fruit, dandelions, fabric, glass and bubbles to generate subject matter. I also created ink ‘prints’ through the simple process of blowing bubbles in a dish of ink and printing onto paper. The imagery suggests the start of something, a catalyst; development of cells, atoms, human creation. The repetition of luminous spheres creates continuity and unity in the body of work.