Pac (January 2020)
50 x 45 cm
Pac captures the essence of expression and movement through time. It features my French Grandfather, a connection to my own culture, identity and sense of belonging. The real life scale aims to bring attention to ‘expressive wrinkles’, making up part of his identity and showcasing his character, placing positive connotations on ageing. Made of clay, a nod to Jean Antoine Houdon’s Benjamin Franklin (1778). 3D formatting allows my audience to capture time and emotion through its realism.
Native (March 2020)
Ceramic and felt pen
63 x 35 cm
Native links to my cultural identity/roots. Inspired by Geoffrey Bardon, who encouraged aboriginals to share their wisdom in art, traditionally using white bark.
It mimickes the pattern and color scheme of the aboriginal map of Lockhart river. In composition, the river is flowing in the place of the spinal cord, illustrating the link between culture and identity and their commemoration. The clay resembling bark and body moulding technique (used in coalesce) accentuates its organic rooted nature.