Poppie Thorpe St Andrew's Anglican College (Peregian Springs)
Isolated in Ambiguity Augmented Reality
Isolated in Ambiguity is an augmented reality artwork, with an animation, audio and printed digital illustration component.


Isolated in Ambiguity explores the dichotomy of feeling anxious in a space that traditionally provides serenity. The overwhelming and chaotic experience of anxiety is embodied in constant movement and sound, causing sensations of disarray, loss of direction and a feeling of isolation – from one’s self and others. Through multiple senses (sight, sound and touch) audiences gain an understanding about the mental health challenges people face daily. The immersive AR experience creates an effective visualization of the manifestations of anxiety, while creating a sense of disconnection from reality.


Portraits photographed using multiple exposures, photoshopped into one composition. The image imported into Procreate app on iPad - digital drawing completed using shape selections and colour fills. I illustrated various organs, chemical structures, etc to connect with the figures and background. The illustrations were then altered slightly in each frame on an animation sequence. I recorded audio related to my concept, imported audio files and animated GIF files into Premiere Pro to produce animation sequence. The animation and audio files were uploaded into EyeJack Creator application, QR code created to allow augmented reality element to work successfully.


Poppie Thorpe

Poppie Thorpe has an interest digital illustration, video-based media, augmented reality and the interaction between contemporary and traditional media such as watercolour paintings. Her work focuses on personal and contemporary themes and usually explores ideas relating to mental health challenges and other social issues. She aspires to pursue a career in creative industries such as illustration, design and animation.