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Process diary

Daisy Ryan


Artwork title
Porcelain portraits
HSC year
Expressive form
Artist’s statement

No two teeth are the same and therefore no two sets of teeth are similar. Despite our intervention, teeth manage to move, shift and change, the same way a human being does. Missing teeth symbolise the inability to ‘bite’ into new or difficult life challenges. When isolated without the rest of the body or face, the teeth show their own character. They no longer affect or change the way people view your whole self, and therefore do not invite judgement but rather become a symbol of human identity.

Influencing artists:
Louise Hearman
Julia Randall