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Process diary

Tiana Harb

Aquinas Catholic College

Artwork title
Intangible agony
HSC year
Expressive form
Artist’s statement

My body of work represents and elicits mental discomfort. An overbearing scale consumes the audience, allowing them to enter, for a moment, a microcosm of the destructive, distressing and debilitating surroundings of an individual unable to evade the emotional darkness that consumes them. The stark clarity of the graphite and antithetical representation of shadows and exposure stimulate a cathartic response in the audience, as the work presents the asphyxiating nature of repressed emotional torment. Most importantly it makes the audience confront the responsibility they have to reconsider their views after experiencing the human figure in its most vulnerable form.

Influencing artists:
Ted Lawson
Ingrid Maillard
Deborah Ory and Ken Browar
Christopher Peddecord
Yuichi Ikehata
Mark Powell
Loui Jover
Jeff Bauman and Bret Witter
Turia Pitt and Libby Harkness
Maud Fernhout
David Gordon Green