|Drake Davidson||Bribie Island State High School|
|Rebirth Tryptich (Regeneration, Resurgence, Reincarnation)||Acrylic, digital print, paper cutout.|
|Iconic Australian animals processing through the cycle of death, decay, and rebirth; accented with bright flora.|
As an LGBTQ+ Indigenous Maori man, my life revolves around assimilation from other cultures that are not my own. Art became an escape for me, and furthermore a form of expressing my frustration with having to suppress my Indigenous culture in a different country and acceptance of my queer culture after regression for so long. Through my art I found my confidence, and no longer fear the racism or homophobia I once did.