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William Coulthurst

Mosman High School

Artwork title
An erratic journey
HSC year
2012
ARTEXPRESS year
2013
Expressive form
Painting
Artist’s statement

My work is intended to encapsulate the journey of an individual with bipolar. The erratic incalculable journey of an individual consumed by the parasitical attachment of bipolar in a world of perpetual fluctuation. Heightening one’s mood, collapsing and deteriorating; they fly into states of euphoria to find their elation corroding, a collapsed and fragmented psyche fuelled by insecurities. In 2010 my family and I lost someone who was struggling with bipolar. An erratic journey is influenced by this event and my attempt to acknowledge the struggles the individual had.

Influencing artists: Herakut, John Millais, Pablo Picasso, Tracey Emin

Aoife Coleman-Clarke and William Coulthurst
ARTEXPRESS 2013 (3:17)