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Isabella Chrysanthe Conomos Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes

Work by Isabella Chrysanthe Conomos
Work by Isabella Chrysanthe Conomos
Work by Isabella Chrysanthe Conomos
Work by Isabella Chrysanthe Conomos

The figures in my work are trying to regain a sense of self and identity. They are depicted in a raw and highly emotive state, liberating themselves from the deceptive cover of the persona and the power of subconscious impulses. I used a white crackle glaze with dark Indian ink rubbed in to physically reflect emotional and metaphysical entrapment. The androgynous figures are seen in an agonising state of deterioration, and frustration, highlighting the compromises made between the individual and society. However, it is up to the audience to decide whether those inside are trapped, or those outside are excluded…

Influences: Alberto Giacometti, Ron Mueck, Edgar Degas, contemporary Chinese sculpture techniques/glaze

School

Frensham

ARTEXPRESS year

2015

HSC year

2014

Process diary

Work by Isabella Chrysanthe Conomos
Work by Isabella Chrysanthe Conomos
Work by Isabella Chrysanthe Conomos
Work by Isabella Chrysanthe Conomos
Work by Isabella Chrysanthe Conomos
Work by Isabella Chrysanthe Conomos