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Process diary

Mi-Yeon Hwang Armsworth

Abbotsleigh

Artwork title
How many fingers do I see?
HSC year
2018
ARTEXPRESS year
2019
Expressive form
Photomedia
Artist’s statement

Born with North Carolina macular dystrophy, a rare genetic condition, I’ve grown up exposed to eye tests and questions such as ‘how many fingers am I holding up?’ The judgement associated with questions like this has influenced my intention to make audiences question both what they are seeing and how they perceive visual impairments. I’ve taken a contemporary approach to photography by altering my photographs through deconstruction and collage. My body of work is a combination of etching, embossing, laser cutting and spray paint that accumulate into a layered piece with different levels.