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Ashleigh Scott

Inaburra School

Artwork title
It is always a relief to believe what is pleasant, but it is more important to believe what is true
HSC year
2005
ARTEXPRESS year
2006
Expressive form
Drawing
Artist’s statement

People in contemporary society are easily swayed by photographs in the media. These moments in time in individuals’ alleged 'picture perfect’ lives don’t often portray all the truth; such images may not illustrate the bigger picture – the pain, sorrow and hardship unseen behind the two-dimensional surface of the photograph. My artwork emphasises the need to explore the deeper story.


Collection connections

Consider the influence of media in our society. Are we, as an audience and as consumers of the media, well-informed? Do we only see a subjective or objective point of view? How do Ashleigh Scott and Mathew Jones respond to the media’s definition of 'truth’?