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Process diary

Marijana Vujica

Mary MacKillop College

Artwork title
Novi Život – new life
HSC year
2009
ARTEXPRESS year
2010
Expressive form
Documented forms
Artist’s statement

My work is based on the memories, emotions and journeys taken during and after the war in the former Yugoslavia. I have captured the concept of 'a light at the end of the tunnel’ – light the metaphor for Australia. Each bottle represents a family, and contains a small diary entry expressing their outlook on the war and the new opportunities that lay ahead in Australia. Some bottles remain empty, representing the families who did not have the opportunity to leave their country and find a 'new life’.