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Process diary

Morgan Spencer

Colo High School

Artwork title
Dehydration
HSC year
2015
ARTEXPRESS year
2016
Expressive form
Photomedia
Artist’s statement

The first dive off the block, the sound of the gun that triggers a rush of adrenaline. The pool becomes an obsession. Combining landscape photography with the sound of an encapsulating rush of water and the textures of the pool exposes the consciousness of a dedicated athlete. Repetition becomes habit which becomes instinct. The pool stops being a place of exercise and becomes ritualistic. The black line, the lane ropes, the stroke and the smell of chlorine became a vital part of my life as a swimmer.

Influencing artists:
Samantha French
David Hockney
Alexandra Taylor
Zena Holloway