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Process diary

Louis Callanan

St Ignatius' College

Artwork title
That which is familiar - a visual verse
HSC year
2019
ARTEXPRESS year
2020
Expressive form
Drawing
Artist’s statement

Artworks create a visual verse, with its metre found in tone and its lyrics in marks; it is a verse that translates the complex and ever-changing narrative of life for an immeasurable audience. In recording places of significance in my own life, my body of work reflects on the silent, almost subconscious, relationships that we each form with familiar spaces. Just as a medium is built up on paper, so too are meaningful memories layered through the making of marks. This work is intended to reacquaint you with a familiar space; somewhere that has stirred an emotion or left a lasting imprint on you.

Influencing artists:
John Bokor
Alberto Giacometti
Edouard Vuillard
Margaret Olley
Peter Godwin
Brett Whiteley