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Eliza Paterson A beautiful mind

Work by Eliza Paterson
Work by Eliza Paterson
Work by Eliza Paterson
Work by Eliza Paterson

My work explores schizophrenia and the associated complexity of the human mind. The line between reality and fantasy is blurred for us all, and nowhere more than in the world of a child. We have created and continue to create our own reality. Our life is full of imagination, fantasy and degrees of paranoia that parallel the world of schizophrenia. While we compartmentalise reality and fantasy, represented by levels in my artwork, our differentiation between the two is blurred. If schizophrenia is simply the inability to separate those levels then the question is, how much of our reality is fantasy?

Influencing artists:
Russ and Reyn

School

Central Coast Grammar School

ARTEXPRESS year

2017

HSC year

2016

Process diary

Work by Eliza Paterson
Work by Eliza Paterson
Work by Eliza Paterson
Work by Eliza Paterson