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Julie Sam-Yue

Ascham School

Artwork title
The psychiatrist's couch
HSC year
2009
ARTEXPRESS year
2010
Expressive form
Time-based forms
Artist’s statement

Rationality and creativity are considered to be binary opposites. I have investigated the relationship between these two concepts and evaluated their position in our postmodern world, with reference to psychoanalytical theory through my inkblot aesthetic. This artwork examines the tensions between creativity and rationality in our cultural consciousness.