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Process diary

Alicia Tang

Strathfield Girls High School

Artwork title
H20 armageddon
HSC year
2019
ARTEXPRESS year
2020
Expressive form
Drawing
Artist’s statement

The global issues of aquatic pollution and over-fishing are becoming more urgent in today’s capitalist-driven society. Inspired by the January 2019 Murray–Darling Basin incidents of mass fish deaths which stem from the irresponsible actions of humanity, I developed a post-apocalyptic setting for my body of work. I use negative spacing to reveal a futuristic and monotonous outcome of embalmed skeletons, with the audience encouraged to metaphorically unveil the layers of maritime deterioration.

Influencing artists:
Fiona Hall
Henry Moore
Brett Whiteley