Smith’s Hill High School
My work is inspired by the unprecedented environmental and ethical issues catalysed by growing consumer appetites. It illustrates the cruel treatment of animals in order to provoke consumers to question the necessity of the materialistic items that they purchase without considering the unseen consequences behind them. This orients my artmaking as I fuse together animals and material objects, exploring our culture’s obsession with fashion and materialism. Ballpoint pen enabled me to achieve technical resolution when drawing fur and feathers and also to accomplish a sense of realism that an audience can relate to.