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Process diary

Michael Loorham

Xavier High School

Artwork title
Relics from a bygone age
HSC year
Expressive form
Artist’s statement

It is best to see my work as a tale of the rise and fall of rock and roll in the 20th century, expressed through vague mythology and esoteric rock imagery derived from a range of genres. There is a particular reference to groups who strove against or were overcome by the eventual industrialisation of the music industry. It is for those who remember the joy of that first dusty vinyl they bought at a garage sale. It is an attempt to capture that feeling and it is a tribute to the loss of that feeling through industrialisation.