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Silent Space: a cancer carer personal artistic journey

Bywaters, M ORCID: 0000-0001-9951-8771 2021 , 'Silent Space: a cancer carer personal artistic journey' , International Journal of Practice Based Humanities, vol. 4, no. 1 , pp. 1-22 .

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This article will discuss in the format of diaristic reflections the body of artwork Silent Space (Bywaters, 2020-21) in context to the researchers personal accounts as a cancer carer during the COVID-19 pandemic. It points to an Art Thinking methodology that considers the concept of interior the subjective and exterior the objective in an approach to engage painting as a self -referential mechanism. The outcomes of this research attest these key indicators to visually overcome the barriers of emotional trauma experienced as a cancer carer. In doing so, it positions the documented artefacts to further engage the cancer journey that my family has endured through painting and congealing these moments in the advancement of my studio practise.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Bywaters, M
Keywords: cancer, painting, carer
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Practice Based Humanities
Publisher: Charles Sturt University
ISSN: 2207-3086
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