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Process diary

Sumayya Atham Bawa

Cheltenham Girls High School

Artwork title
My twilight kingdom is a hidden cavern in the bottom of the ocean
HSC year
2019
ARTEXPRESS year
2020
Expressive form
Painting
Artist’s statement

My body of work captures solitary moments of twilight in people’s lives, confronting the absence of objectivity. My work expresses those moments where you feel as if you are watching a scene in a movie in which you are the subject, just as you realise your perception of reality is characterised by subjective experience. There is a kind of uncertainty and alienation created by the fact that what is unknown is infinitely greater than what subjectivity binds us to.

… only in a dark corner unknown to other people, where the real and the unreal secretly mingle.??
― Haruki Murakami

Influencing artists:
Sid Watters
Benjamin Björklund
Wong Kar-wai
Luca Guadagnino
Hirokazu Kore-eda
Hong Sang-soo
Tania Franco Klein