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Bella Luu Emergence

Work by Annabella Quynh Luu, ARTEXPRESS 2022
Work by Annabella Quynh Luu, ARTEXPRESS 2022
Work by Annabella Quynh Luu, ARTEXPRESS 2022
Work by Annabella Quynh Luu, ARTEXPRESS 2022

Completed amid the stress, social disconnection and anxiety in south-western Sydney during the COVID-19 lockdown, Emergence represents a message of hope and resilience in the face of adversity. The diptych expresses the duality of identity: the confused, conflicted self in the first panel, and the enlightened self in the second. The opaque water in both represents the omnipresent, inextricable circumstances we must learn to navigate. My intent is to inspire everyone to turn their attention away from the tumultuous unpredictability of the external world and instead look inwards to build resilience, to say ‘I made it through. Here I am.’

Influencing artists:
Louise Hearman
Alyssa Monks
Tim Winton

School

Sefton High School

ARTEXPRESS year

2022

HSC year

2021

Process diary

Work by Bella Luu, ARTEXPRESS 2022
Work by Bella Luu, ARTEXPRESS 2022
Work by Bella Luu, ARTEXPRESS 2022
Work by Bella Luu, ARTEXPRESS 2022
Work by Bella Luu, ARTEXPRESS 2022
Work by Bella Luu, ARTEXPRESS 2022