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Elucidation by Amelia Joy

The definition of Elucidation is, 'the explanation that makes something clear.'

Amelia Joy's art exhibition showcases a collection of four artworks, and each show a variety of techniques and mediums that create diversity.

Each piece conveys different meanings or no meaning at all, but that cannot be revealed from simply glancing at it. To find the meaning, a deeper analysis has to be made, an elucidation has to be conducted.

This art exhibition can also be viewed in person at the Hindmarsh Library from now until Friday 27 November.

Arrow in the Hand

Arrow in the Hand

2019
Graphite, charcoal, paint on paper
420mm x 298mm

This artwork was inspired by restraints of portraying a hand in any form as a school assignment. The colour red is used to provoke emotion as red is found to raise the heart rate. This creates a striking break in the overall grim colour palette.

The arrow itself is three dimensional which contributes to the depth of the image.
Dreams of a little red bird

Dreams of a Little Red Bird

2020
Graphite, coloured pencil, charcoal, paint on paper
420mm x 298mm

This piece depicts a bird flying above the clouds to escape the pollution of the world below.

Only to realise it will befall its own death by suffocation from the collapse of the atmosphere.

Red depicts fiery anger along with passion and desire which suit the theme of the artwork.

Saturn and its Wings 

Saturn and its Wings

2020
Acrylic on canvas
253mm x 302mm

This work is of a butterfly finding freedom and peace from outside the earth. Earth has become too full of its bad nature that, as far away as Saturn is the butterfly’s only hope to stay alive.

It was inspired by two constraints of a school assignment: the theme of freedom and the style of abstract.

The original colours of Saturn have been kept and so has the sky around, but the butterfly is white. If all black butterflies had the chance to escape their treachery, maybe they would all turn white.

Still Life 

Still Life

2018
Acrylic on canvas
506mm x 405mm

This painting is of a still life set-up which was an assignment from school.

Items were arranged in class which students had to replicate through a painting.

A lot of trust had to be put into this painting. When seen with an untrained eye, a tea pot may just look white. But when painting, just white, will not do. The shadows need to be considered which create depth and reality.