Unit 3 & 4
Studio Arts requires students to trial and develop ideas for finished artworks based on themes created by the students. This year, due to covid 19 our students were only required to complete one artwork in a medium of their choice. We congratulate them for being able to complete such ambitious artworks under extreme conditions.
"In The Depths" Kirra Smark
My artwork follows the theme of mixed messages and concepts in feminism. My piece represents how mixed messages are presented in today's society and how we are told one "fact" yet see something else. I have appropriated the monster medusa into a beautiful maiden which is the true story before she was punished by the goddess Athena for Poseidon's actions. The focal point of my piece is medusa representing her beauty rather than the rumours.
"Trapped" Rhani Oxley
Anxiety is a mental health disorder, which is the body's natural way of showing a response to stress or any stressful situation. Anxiety makes it hard to concentrate on what is actually happening in front of you, it tends to make the body feel restless, tense and it even makes the body shake from all the pent up stress. I suffer from anxiety so I felt that this was a way for me to express my feelings by using the body trapped inside the cage.
"Untitled" Paige Thomas
My chosen theme this year is "the ongoing threats to wildlife conservation". I decided to focus on poaching and began focussing on Gorillas. This portrait was painted to express a strong and bold Gorilla to emphasise it's personality and allow the viewer to make a personal connection with it.
"The Realisation" Georgia Drummond
My watercolour painting represents the idea of ‘finding a purpose’ through future aspirations and how an individual strives to live everyday to the fullest. It displays a realisation that one has no need to search for a purpose as it is already within them. The unidentifiable individual has no race or gender with the absence of a head and hands and the lack of these characteristics make it easier for the viewer to relate.
"Where No Ones Seen" Maddison Schumi
‘Where No Ones Seen’ is an oil on canvas synesthesia work based on the song “Where No One Goes” by Jónsi and John Powell. Synesthesia is a neurological condition where information stimulates several senses at once. People with synesthesia are called synesthetes, I am a synesthete. I experience synesthesia through sound and colour, specifically when I listen to music I see colour. This piece is a representation of what I see when I listen to “Where No One Goes" by Jonsi and John Powell.
"Lies Behind the Eyes" Bridie Moon
I used the symbolism of the colored wings of the Pipevine butterfly, the deadliest but the most beautiful in the world, to demonstrate how our perceptions can be twisted and manipulated for our own advantage.
"Untitled" Sarah Boyle
My finished artwork displays an appropriated version of a screenshot from the movie ‘Legally Blonde 2’. It embodies my theme of ‘Insignificance’ through the focal point against the plain, black and white people in the background. The woman dressed entirely in pink, creates her own individuality as she is different from everyone else. This artwork connects to my theme as it creates individual purpose within society. To avoid insignificance and a "cog in the machine".