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Process diary

Elida Guntan

John Therry Catholic High School

Artwork title
Cautionary tales
HSC year
Expressive form
Artist’s statement

My work encourages us to look at familiar things in different ways. It’s about exploring inwards, examining your existing assumptions – hoping for some sort of revelation. Curiosity seeks us to step into new worlds, scary and unique. Inspired by scenes from horror movies, black-and-white imagery offers a haunted, dark feeling in a mysterious and illusory way. I encourage the audience to find adventure in a derelict universe full of silence, rust, shadows that may have once held laughter, love, pain, loss – to look at the lonely house and only imagine what it used to be.

Influencing artists: Shaun Tan, Matthew Christopher, Chris Van Allsburg, Rob Dobi