ARTWORK DETAILS

Laiveni Osikore Townsville Grammar School (North Ward)
Mount Billy Mitchell Digital Drawing
Digital image created with Procreate a digital illustration app.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Having been born and raised in Papua New Guinea the physical environment that surrounds me is my inspiration. As a contemporary indigenous man, I have used modern technology to map my home’s traditional landscape. Bougainville has a distinct environment – mountains, volcanoes, craters, ocean and marine life – all motifs I have included to convey the harsh but beautiful landscape of my island home.

ARTWORK PROCESS

I was inspired to map elements of my home’s landscape in a contemporary manner using digital art because I am a contemporary indigenous man and I wanted to fuse the old with the new. Using photos of the beautiful Caldera Lake and Mount Billy Mitchell I digitally drew the landscape using the illustration app, Procreate. The landscape of Bougainville, my home, has a distinct environment - mountains, crater, ocean and marine life motifs are included to convey the harsh but beautiful landscape.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Laiveni Osikore

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