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Process diary

Thomas Kelly

Trinity Catholic College, Auburn

Artwork title
Jigsaw falling into place
HSC year
2008
ARTEXPRESS year
2009
Expressive form
Digital media
Artist’s statement

Jigsaw is a progressive narrative that tracks the change and movement of a society not too distant from our own. My work was influenced by various quarters associated with ‘Dystopia’; from the melancholy sounds of Radiohead’s OK COMPUTER to the Replicant culture of Bladerunner. The narrative delves into the theorem of Stockholm Syndrome, as the public falls captive to the oppressive rulings due to their need for protection. The triptych is my exploration of the mindless co-operation and love from society, through to the paralysing realisation as the final piece of the jigsaw falls into place, revealing reality that is…