Paint on wood gives perspective


Presumptions by Darcy Crudeli.  Picture: Darcy Cruedli, Lumen Christi College/Art Gallery of WA
Presumptions by Darcy Crudeli. Picture: Darcy Cruedli, Lumen Christi College/Art Gallery of WA

The ceramic and acrylic paint on wood piece will be a part of Year 12 Perspectives 2015, an exhibit highlighting work by WA’s graduating high school students.

Ms Crudeli said it was an achievement that she did not expect.

“When I was even selected by my teacher to be in the running for Perspectives I was in shock,” she said.

“It was almost overwhelming, as I had never had a piece selected for an award let alone to be in the gallery of WA. It was a pleasant surprise, which still hasn’t worn off, and I don’t think it ever will.

“It was a 10-week project and I would say every hour on the hour was spent thinking about this project in somewhat way.

“And yes there were many tears of frustration because of the time crunch and just the overall craftsmanship.”

Presumptions is one of 58 pieces displayed at the free exhibition that runs until June 13.

The Thornlie resident said her piece explored the labels placed on women that aim to categorise and order them within society.

Presumptions was actually inspired by not only an internal struggle but also an external one,” she said.

“The role of being a young teenage female often is a difficult journey, especially in a society that tends categorise and marginalise a person based on their characteristics.”

Since graduating, Ms Crudeli has started studying fine art and internet communications at Curtin University.