Pass It On, 2020
I created this artwork for my third year studio class.This work was majorly inspired by Covid-19 and the isolation we have been through. I created my piece as a way to prompt the receiver into making their own butterfly and sending it onto another person. After speaking to many of my other friends with disabilities we all expressed how we were feeling a bit hopeless during the isolation as we were cut off from our normal activities. I also spoke with Stephen Atkinson about my ideas and he encouraged me to send my work out to my friend and family as he said it would be a good way to connect during the troubling times. Due to this I thought it could be a good idea to spread a bit of hope and joy during these times. This work is also how I was able to develop into my current work in progress.
I created this artwork to begin with as a joke, this is a painting I made based of my favourite photo of myself. I really wanted to paint something but I didn't know what so I looked up a painting prompt and it said paint your favourite photograph. I really liked doing this work as it was just really fun, that is something I am trying to employ with my current work.
Just trolling, 2020
I created this artwork during isolation along with one of my university friends, Demi Maio. Demi came up with the design for Voldemort after we had watched Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire together over Zoom. I then created a drawing and painting of the photo-shopped image she had made. I had so much fun making this work with Demi and I think in a way it was good to let some crazy ideas out of my system.
I created this site-specific installation for my second year Installation Art class. Something that is an overlaying theme in my artwork is the use of colour. I made with work as a response to the dull gray staircases of the Droit Black building as I wanted to add some more colour around the campus. It is quite interesting to walk around campus to this day as see beads in random places that people put them in.
I created this installation for my second year Installation Art class. I was given four prompts to create individual installation pieces. These being, a right angle, a stack, something that changes and something that is three time bigger then the last piece we made. This work is one of the favourites I have ever done as I felt it really like my random creativity fly. This work has inspired some of my work in progress work.
In 2019 I was selected to participate in a print exchange between, the University of South Australia and Mexico. I created a series of three prints that were in printed as a rainbow. I wanted to do this print as I really wanted to use a rainbow gradient for a print as well as continuing with my doodle like style. As well as I wanted to add some colour to the prints we were sending over because they were mostly dark and I wanted to add something different.
I created this body of work for my second year Relief Printmaking class. We had to make a post up print to display either inside or or outside. I used the opportunity to create two print series I had been wanting to try out. I used my doodle like characters that I often draw when I am trying to focus on what someone is saying and turned them into a gradient print. I ended up making two because I had gotten the first done so quickly I thought I may as well do another. I ended up posting them up in my judo club because I wanted to give the place some more colour.
I created this series of prints for my second year Relief Printmaking class. The class held an exchange with Wyoming University and our prints needed to done in postcard format as well as be about Australia. My ideas for these prints stems from my feelings about the large amount of natural environment being turned into roads and houses in Australia. I created "Ghost Town" as a reminder that the places we now have cities were at one stage full of nature.
This body of work are some editions of print series that I made during my second year class Relief Printmaking. These where each tasks we where given to complete but something about my love of printmaking made me put these up here. My favourite from the body is on the top right as I experimented with colouring in rainbow crayon then printing over it. I really enjoyed how they colour can be seen through the print and that is something that you will find in some of my later prints.
This artwork was made for another class in my first year of my bachelor degree, the class was called principals of perspective and I had probably found it the hardest of the lot. The total A1 artwork is made up of A5 pieces that I each drew separately as we had done as a class earlier in the course. Given the fact I don't rate my drawings and was very new to charcoal, I am honestly proud of how this turned out. I wanted to create an artwork that represented the time that I spend at my judo club so I took some photographs and edited them together to show time spacing then drew it out. The concept itself I liked but I wish I had be able to go about the final piece differently.