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Process diary

Celine Luu

Canley Vale High School

Artwork title
Deterioration of the mind
HSC year
2018
ARTEXPRESS year
2019
Expressive form
Drawing
Artist’s statement

Bones are seen as being strong and resilient. However, when met with an overwhelming amount of pressure, they may break. I have used bones as symbols for the arduous obstacles in one’s life. Bumps and crevices portray the damage that one may experience. Sinews are visual codes for strength, power and determination to move. My body of work represents how fragile and delicate we are as humans and how we neglect the significance of self-care, both for our body and our mind.

My artmaking practice has been influenced by the study and interpretation of the following artists: Henrietta Harris, Leonardo da Vinci, Titian, Ricky Swallow, Giorgione, Rembrandt.