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Dylan O'Connor

Girraween High School

Artwork title
Wendigo
HSC year
2005
ARTEXPRESS year
2006
Expressive form
Digital animation
Artist’s statement

My work represents the myth of the Wendigo: the spirit of the lonely places, integrated with other archetypically similar myths (the Japanese ghost story of the Yuki-Giant, or snow woman, and a popular representation of a ghost). Influenced by the Wandjina spirit in traditional Aboriginal cave drawings, I have drawn parallels between the tales. Under the single title Wendigo, they attempt to show the dark counterparts of the human psyche.

The images were created using a combination of pastels and painted transparencies, which were then animated through stop-motion technique.