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Thomas Patterson

Penrith High School

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Through experimentation with refractive media I was able to explore my passion for water, whilst delving into the realms of superficiality in society through the refractive nature of liquids. Fluidity embodies society’s perception of the world and how easily these views can be distorted through our interpretation of light and how we perceive refracted images. This superficiality is expressed through the use of concave and convex forms that passively integrate the viewer into the work, distorting their 'outer’ image. True form lies beneath the surface.