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Laura Buchanan It started simple, then got complicated

Work by Laura Buchanan
Work by Laura Buchanan
Work by Laura Buchanan
Work by Laura Buchanan
Work by Laura Buchanan

String wasn’t a passion of mine until I saw that boy in the playground tying a piece of string around a pole. Simple. Utilitarian, yet playful. What began as a satirical concept transformed into something far greater than I could ever have imagined. But that’s what string does. It unravels, tangles, invites, frustrates, delights. One moment it’s screaming of the complex over-connectedness of our modern lives, then all of a sudden it’s a whimsical game. The neatly machine-rolled order became a functionally useless, colourful chaos that found its place and had its say.

School

Sutherland Shire Christian School

ARTEXPRESS year

2011

HSC year

2010

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Work by Laura Buchanan
Work by Laura Buchanan
Work by Laura Buchanan
Work by Laura Buchanan
Work by Laura Buchanan
Work by Laura Buchanan
Work by Laura Buchanan
Work by Laura Buchanan
Work by Laura Buchanan
Work by Laura Buchanan
Work by Laura Buchanan