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Rupert Osborn

Killara High School

Artwork title
Lost in utility
HSC year
Expressive form
Artist’s statement

The utilitarian nature of many everyday objects often masks the beauty in their form. In my body of work I question the unconscious differentiation that we make between art and household tools, highlighting the aesthetic details of these forms by removing them from their intended purpose. Liquid porcelain served as the perfect medium as it removed the transparency of glass, allowing the viewer to see past the objects’ lines both physically and metaphorically. Porcelain also enabled me to add an unglazed surface to the works, thus removing their ability to function conventionally.

Influencing artists:
Gwyn Hanssen Pigott
Milly Dent
Hayden Youlley
Kerryn Levy
Penelope Duke