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Process diary

James McCoy

St Luke's Grammar School

Artwork title
Eye spy with my many i's
HSC year
2018
ARTEXPRESS year
2019
Expressive form
Graphic design
Artist’s statement

The eyes of a child see from a state of consciousness untouched by the serious, authoritative paradigms enforced by adult-ruled society. My body of work embodies this innocence and playfulness. Spontaneously drawn 'scribbles’ (an allusion to the Etch a Sketch 'scribble game’) demonstrate how this playful attitude towards life progresses, from schoolbook 'doodles’ to sketchbook drawings to large scale drawings. This is a mindscape where intellect or obligatory social conformity don’t subjugate, but where our imagination, simplicity, sense of play and eagerness to act from intuition and natural inclination prosper.

Influencing artists:
Chris O’Doherty aka Reg Mombassa