ARTWORK DETAILS

Grace Gibson Pioneer State High School
Reconciliation of Past and Present Photograph
Manipulated Digital photographs

ARTIST STATEMENT

My work explores the merging together of the old and new Mackay. It incorporates fragmented patterns which merge images and provides the audience with information about Mackay history. Historic photographs of the Mackay region have been collected and blended with contemporary photographs of the exact same area to denote the reconciliation of the understanding of history. Kaleidoscope images mix the two time periods representing various time speeds. This juxtaposition creates questions for the audience around change, time, and acceptance. The audience is encouraged to look closely at the images creating an entryway into the past and present.

ARTWORK PROCESS

Digitally manipulated photos by student and historical photos.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Grace Gibson