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Rebecca Soon

Hornsby Girls High School

Artwork title
Moving portraits; this moment contains all moments
HSC year
Expressive form
Collection of works
Artist’s statement

'Take the time to stop and capture the moment’. We are preconditioned to believe that objects appear a certain way while in motion, thus unknowingly missing reality. In a society that prizes perfection, blurred photographs are criticised; however, I believe they capture lost moments. My artwork seeks such 'lost’ moments, endeavouring to defy the boundaries of fine art while recontextualising the gallery space – making it art. I have challenged principles of traditional portraiture by unveiling the beauty within human movement. I hope to encourage others to look beyond what they believe, to find the hidden beauty overlooked in everyday life.