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Louise Wise

Menai High School

Artwork title
Curiouser and curiouser
HSC year
2017
ARTEXPRESS year
2018
Expressive form
Graphic design
Artist’s statement

I wanted my body of work, Curiouser and curiouser, to illustrate a simple story where a catalyst motivates the protagonist through a journey. Taking the title from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, and influenced by my love of cartoons and picture books, I worked with a graphics tablet and digital medium to explore a human being’s natural curiosity. Setting is a key feature in my work, with the character finding herself in surreal landscapes. Through the character’s journey I explored the notion of curiosity, and how it leads to new experiences in the world.

Influencing artist:
Shaun Tan