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Patricia Turner

Kirrawee High School

Perception

Painting, oil on canvas

My works explore the concept of perception - using subtle symbolism and expressive hues; my pieces strive to represent elements of human experience through a surreal lens. The reoccurring symbolism of the eye in my work expresses the concept of enlightenment; while the symbol of the hand represents the beautiful, expressive nature of sensory experience. Baby's breath represents the softer, more innocent elements in the works; essentials for self-exploration. This is contrasted with that of the moth, expressing how one can be blindly led; a moth to a flame.

The overall aim of my works to present the viewer with a subject matter that can be interpreted within the context of their own individual experience.

(With credit to the app 'Photo Lab' who provided part of the reference photo to one of my pieces).

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