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Process diary

Rebecca Rego

Holsworthy High School

Artwork title
The secret life of books
HSC year
2015
ARTEXPRESS year
2016
Expressive form
Sculpture
Artist’s statement

My work entwines childhood experience with my love of reading. It embodies my life outlook. I am a nostalgic person who finds reading evokes childhood memories. As a young child I was obsessed with collecting random items for craft. I attempt to replicate this by using sculpting techniques on pages from old books, making them the medium for my sculptures. I manipulated second-hand books and found objects, turning discarded items into book sculptures. In combining all of these materials I present the stories I read and loved as a tangible compilation.

Influencing artists:
Ekaterina Panikanova
Jodi Harvey-Brown
Su Blackwell
Dr Suess, The Lorax
Lewis Carroll, Alice’s adventures in Wonderland
Roald Dahl, Matilda