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Process diary

Justin McLean

Arden Anglican School

Artwork title
I breathe, I ride
HSC year
Expressive form
Time-based forms
Artist’s statement

‘The truth of a thing is in the feel of it, not in the think of it.’ – Stanley Kubrick

The bicycle is a very curious thing. It forms a perfect unity between the person and the machine, yet it positions the rider against the challenge of nature in a most humbling, intimate and personal manner: something that is foreign in the everyday. Cycling is to create, enjoy, suffer, meditate, fail, conquer and grow. For myself and many others, the bicycle has become a wonderful manifestation of freedom and personal discovery.

Influencing artists:
Yasujiro Ozu
Shaun Gladwell