ARTWORK DETAILS

Samantha Vella Pioneer State High School
Essence of Mackay Photograph
3 panels Digital photos

ARTIST STATEMENT

This series is symbolic of my impressions of Mackay and my concern for the environment. It initiates conversations about the environment and notions of place. I have created an abstract impression rather than a familiar image of Mackay. Each work symbolises an aspect of Mackay: brown sugarcane, green rainforests, and blue beaches. Photos use distinctive objects and colours representative of the specific chosen aspect of Mackay. The colour white, plastics and nets throughout symbolize fear for the environment. A dichotomy exists, on the surface there is beauty, but a closer inspection reveals evidence of pollution that should create questions.

ARTWORK PROCESS

Manipulated digital photo collage

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Samantha Vella