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Process diary

Imogen Darling-Blair

Queenwood School for Girls

Artwork title
Fictitious decay
HSC year
2009
ARTEXPRESS year
2010
Expressive form
Photomedia
Artist’s statement

This is a story that contrasts a young woman’s fashion-conscious existence with her daily life played out against archetypal Australian male activities – lawnmowing, cricket playing, barbecuing… Fictitious decay achieves a strong contrast between her clothes, her background story and context. Her dreams and imagination influence the images, seen for example in the animal life going on around her. This creates a kind of magical realism, bringing the characters to life with the aid of high dramatics and bringing a serial quality to life.