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Process diary

Alexis Potts

Mosman High School

Artwork title
Exsaturated: deutan
HSC year
2018
ARTEXPRESS year
2019
Expressive form
Photomedia
Artist’s statement

My colour blindness is not a false perception or fear of mine. What I see is my certainty. But others’ visions of ‘certainty’ about colour created mine as a falsehood. A fear formed: an anxiety about what ‘is’ and what ‘isn’t’. We don’t see each other’s vision, yet a ‘truth’ is sought from an overall mutual agreement, with labels and definitions. My surreal environments represent my hyper-real world and question whether there is any right or wrong. While I cannot see colour with the certainty of others, I can take control of distortion and manipulating. There is no truth, only individual perceptions.

Influencing artists:
Yayoi Kusama
Cindy Sherman
Orlan