Find this graphic-style portrait.
Guan Wei has painted a series of self-portraits across four panels to show the different stories of his life, from his Chinese cultural heritage to his new life in Australia.
Notice what happens to Guan Wei’s face across the panels, and how he uses humour to show his desire to fit in and to be an ‘ordinary’ Australian.
Look at the patterns, letters, Chinese calligraphy and stamps that give the panels the look of official documents, such as passports and bank accounts, which are used to prove someone’s identity.
Draw a picture of your face and add in details about who you are, as if you are creating a page in a passport.
At home experiment with images, patterns and words to create a portrait that tells a story about who you are, where you were born and where you live.