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My HSC art work 2008
It is said that at the end of the rainbow lies a pot of gold, filled with coins. At the start of the newly founded Rainbow Nation, a term proclaimed by Desmond Tutu and later elaborated upon by Nelson Mandela after the Apartheid years, lay something similar, but this time the people said, Keep your Coins, We want Change…. and the wish upon a rainbow came true. In a country where the road to freedom was non existent for black people, my road represents the path of hope, from the power of one to the power of all. My use of mixed media has enabled me to create a work that embodies an exploration of my experiences of living in South Africa, with bright colours alluding to the ambiguous future and the collage as a representation of the fragmentation of history. On the two way road where whites and blacks were living in separate worlds, step into my Kombi as we travel on the road to freedom.
La Sagrada Familia - Antoni Goudi
“The architect dedicated 43 years, almost his entire career, to his most prestigious and complex project”
However on his sudden death in 1926 only certain aspects of this architectural masterpiece had been completed. What is interesting is the unfinished nature that this masterpiece was left in, with question of whether another architect could invisage the finished temple that Goudi desired. It was left to a stand still and only after three decades of being held up, has the building of this Temple resumed, to finish what is considered a masterpiece of universal art. Goudi had intended to create a temple with many aspects related to Christianity, in order to convert this into the perfect temple. This is a great piece of architecture because of the constructive elements that were supported by revolutionary resources for example funicular arches, leaning columns and hyperbolic vaults. However beyond these elements it is filled with symbolism as the tower is conceived as a stone bible that explains history and is a link it to the faith. This is evident as certain architectural aspects represent various Christian figures and moments in Christ’s life.
Regas, R; Giordano, C; Palmisano, N. 2009. Visual guide to the complete work of Antoni Gaudi. Dos De Arte Ediciones. Barcelona
Photo taken by myself in New Zealand 2008
Nature is beautiful because of the natural elements that were never created nor established by mankind. The beautiful sounds of flowing water that leads to peace and tranquility are captivated in this image adding an aural element of beauty as well as a visual one. This still life image is a fragment of a scene of rugged nature frozen in time. It provokes an emotion of wellbeing that leaves the senses in awe of its reality.
Patricia Piccini “The Long Awaited”
Silicone, fibreglass, human hair, leather, plywood, clothing. 152x80x92cm
alien, dreaming, clinical
Ricky Swallow "Killing Time"
Jelutong, Maple Bracing, 2003-4
108 x 184 x 118 cm
photo: Karl Schwerdtfeger
(Detail) Jelutong, Maple Bracing, 2003-4 108 x 184 x 118 cm photo: Karl Schwerdtfeger
stock, produce, fresh
Richard Goodwin "Procession"
(fountain), Parramatta 1986, located in the central mall area of the city of Parramatta