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Process diary

Jade Abrahams

Terrigal High School

Artwork title
After the things of nature
HSC year
Expressive form
Artist’s statement

The mind is a cognitive faculty that houses the thoughts and consciousness of an individual. I was inspired by the metaphysical concept of mind­–body dualism that claims that the mind and the body are two distinct and separable factors. I have explored this dualism through psychological portraits, one physical and one non-physical, representing the impossibility of grasping the magnitude of our mind as it elaborates on itself continually. Thus, going further than biological knowledge, I challenge our perceptions of truly knowing those closest to us. I have used a mixed media approach to capture the complexities of the mind.

Influencing artists:
Eric Lacombe
KwangHo Shin
Ben Quilty
Mathieu Laca