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Process diary

Eliza Paterson

Central Coast Grammar School

Artwork title
A beautiful mind
HSC year
2016
ARTEXPRESS year
2017
Expressive form
Photomedia
Artist’s statement

My work explores schizophrenia and the associated complexity of the human mind. The line between reality and fantasy is blurred for us all, and nowhere more than in the world of a child. We have created and continue to create our own reality. Our life is full of imagination, fantasy and degrees of paranoia that parallel the world of schizophrenia. While we compartmentalise reality and fantasy, represented by levels in my artwork, our differentiation between the two is blurred. If schizophrenia is simply the inability to separate those levels then the question is, how much of our reality is fantasy?

Influencing artists:
Russ and Reyn