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Process diary

Chantelle Blake

North Sydney Girls High School

Artwork title
Incurable
HSC year
2005
ARTEXPRESS year
2006
Expressive form
Graphic design
Artist’s statement

There’s something so human about playing the 'blame game’. Through contemporary concerns regarding sexual preference I have explored the cyclic nature of victimisation, accepting finger-pointing as an essence of humanity. Inspired by Barbara Kruger’s use of text, I aimed to incite a reaction, and I challenge the audience to interact with my work. The 'queer = cool’ debate has been a driving force, inspiring me to incorporate aspects of the media and industry so that, even while expressing themselves, an audience is subject to subversion.