During this HSC year I somehow developed a deep affinity to place – the subject of my artwork, the Italian cities of Cinque Terre. It was a place that I’d never visited. At first, it was the relationship between the textures and architectural form of the buildings that appealed to me, much like Brett Whiteley’s fascination with Paris. But during the creation of my work the free expressive style became a catharsis, untamed by any rule, formula or barrier. It was a symbol of an escape. I wished that I was not here, but there.
Influencing artist: Brett Whiteley