I’ve always been most interested in realising forms and symbols through painting or drawing. Making art for me is about expression, so the art I make necessarily explores both the materials and concepts or ideas that are closest to me. For Animated Identity I concentrated on layering imagery to explore identity in a contemporary media-saturated world. Specifically, I used ‘cartoon/meme’ icons to vandalise sincere portraits of close friends with the intent of disrupting the relationship between image and audience. My body of work represents how cultural commonality lies in humour rather than in superficial identities based on outward appearances.
Emmanuel Anglican College