Transcript - Hannah Prenzier video

Duration 5.01 minutes

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Introduction title slide. Hannah Prenzler Kooringal High School, Wagga Wagga. Title of artwork: Overwhelmed. Expressive form: Drawing.

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Hannah has a sensory processing disorder and she preferred to write her interview responses

Question: What did you bring from your experiences in Year 11 that helped you develop your Body of Work?

Hannah’s answer. “My Year 11 art teacher taught us a lot of fundamentals such as the main principles of artistic practice. We were also encouraged to begin approaching paintings with a clear intent and message: thus including a prepatory stage combined with research.”

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Question: What were your ideas in the initial stages of your Body of Work?

Hannah’s answer: “Being born in Korea, and thus interested in Korean culture, I initially wanted to use that as a basis for my artwork. That is, a series of seven artworks, depicting the stages of the moon and what it represents, combined with portraits of various Korean idols.”

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Question: How did your idea change overtime?

Hannah’s answer: “My art teacher was quick to point out my lack of ‘personal’ connection with that idea. While I did have the personal connection with Korea, I found that finding something much more intrinsic within my own personal identity would play out better into a final piece.”

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Question: Using your Visual Arts Process Diary

Hannah’s answer: “I mainly used it for a thumb nailing process as well as sticking in the pieces of research that I had compiled. Because of my sensory processing issues I am restricted in what materials I use and therefore there wasn’t much experimentation of that sort.”

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Question: Outline one challenge you faced in managing your Visual Arts Process Diary and discuss how you resolved it?

Hannah’s answer: “The biggest challenge was visualising the senses. I had to really think long and hard about ‘what hearing looks like’, and ‘ what sight looks like’. It’s one thing explaining the sensations in words, and it’s another actually putting those words and ideas down onto paper into a coherent piece of art.”

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Question: How did you determine what expressive form to place your work in and did it change over time?

Hannah’s answer: “I actually started out with watercolours however it became apparent that I lacked the necessary expertise that to work. However, something I’m very comfortable with is lead pencils. So, after consultation with my teacher, I ultimately decided to do pencil portraits.”

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Question:What structures help to manage the making of your body of work?

Hannah’s answer: “Having such a small class included invaluable one-on-one with the teacher about your Body of Work. This, and a pre-established schedule was a major factor in the successful completion of my art.”

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Question: What advice could you give to help students starting out now?

Hannah’s answer: “Do not leave it to the last minute. You could be an artistic genius but that won’t save you if you have a week left to complete your body of work and only 10 shots of espresso to keep your brain from self-imploding.”

“Also take the time to talk to your teacher, they’re there to help you. Hannah Prenzler 2019

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