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Caught under, 2010

by Josie Whitburn

Year 9, Sunshine Coast Grammar School Qld
graphite on paper

Have you ever felt that incredible weight of the world on your shoulders, spinning out of hand? My artwork is about emotional stress, being 'caught under'. I have depicted strong and difficult emotions, where overwhelming circumstances in real life, feelings of helplessness and feeling out of control have become part of my personal and school life. The situation is out of control; stressing me out, but there is a sense of being alone – kind of like deafness; that mute sense like being under the water, drowning and no one is there. Silence. Panic...

Headspace 10

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Headspace 10

Self/reflections

Previous exhibition, 2010

Headspace 10 is a national, secondary school art exhibition from all states and territories exploring the theme, Self/reflections, through portraiture.

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