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Daniel Steele

Aquinas College

Artwork title
The Hannah palindrome
HSC year
2006
ARTEXPRESS year
2007
Expressive form
Digital media
Artist’s statement

The concept that there are two sides to every story, I have presented a scene that visually holds the same information, but it is in 'how’ the audience reads it that creates meaning. My concept has some similarities to Memento, in which the film’s story sequencing runs backwards. But I was truly inspired by situations in my life, dealing with varied opinions on the same subject. I used 3D programs such as Maya to create a (virtual) world, based on both my imagination and real life. Digital media allowed my vision to become alive, better than any other media.


Collection connections

Artists often gain inspiration from film and popular culture to create evocative and powerful images. Identify the way Daniel Steele, Robyn Stacey and Ingeborg Thysson have used the stylistic conventions of film in their work. List them and discuss how they influence the audience’s reading of the narrative. Write a narrative that could explain one of these images.