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Tina Yip

Hornsby Girls High School

Trompe l’oeil

Painting, oil on canvas, stop motion video

It is in the natural order of things to grow and deteriorate. Everything is impermanent, even the eventual decay that we all face as humans.  Trompe l'oeil (Trick of the eye) centres on the cyclical nature of life and death through the parallels between decayed still life and human deterioration.  I seek to challenge the basis of traditional vanitas art by subverting the notion of decay as a symbol of growth and new chapters.  The transformative power of time as the foundation of my body of work reflects the transience of earthly elements and the impermanence of death in an ever-changing world.

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