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Blanche Kennedy

Bradfield Senior College

Artwork title
A butterfly flaps its wings in japan
HSC year
Expressive form
Artist’s statement

My artworks are an exploration, stripping away personal control, allowing art to create itself. I draw on ideas of chaos theory and the butterfly effect, where one small intervention can have a great impact in a dynamical system. I, the artist, control where I lay the ink but let it take its own path down the paper, allowing it to have freedom to fall of its own accord, then expose it to wind and rain. The artworks may look freely chaotic and abstract but on closer inspection reveal the beauty and infinite patterns that appear throughout nature and the universe.