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Process diary

Brittany Rayner

Keira High School

Artwork title
Fractured family
HSC year
Expressive form
Artist’s statement

Fractured family is a subjective insight into the disconnection I have from my Chinese heritage. A sense of belonging to my Chinese heritage has only been achieved by holding a mirror to my face, through old photographs and tiny fragments of stories, each with clear discrepancies. I projected a 53-year-old photograph of my Chinese grandparents onto my sister’s body to physically encapsulate the pervasive sense of 'not knowing’ and memory, with their youthful faces imprinted directly onto skin. The rich application of contrasting black and white further emphasises these inner reflections and a fractured sense of self.

Influencing artists: Anselm Kiefer, Annie Leibovitz

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