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Process diary

Cameron Johnstone

Bowral High School

Artwork title
Structura of pain, summation of peace
HSC year
2018
ARTEXPRESS year
2019
Expressive form
Drawing
Artist’s statement

My artwork explores the impact of divorce on my brother, father and myself as we transitioned into a future without my mother. It portrays the rage and anger when looking at a past haunted by dark memories, the emotional struggle of being stuck between past and future, and finally discovering subtle happiness in our lives as we look to our new future, together. I share my story in an attempt to show other struggling children that there is hope and happiness ahead.

Influencing artists:
Paul Cadden
Keith Haring
Pablo Picasso
Rembrandt.