Troy H | Moreton Bay Boys' College

Task 1: Art as Lens

REFLECTIVE STATEMENT

My focus for my folio was my favorite toy as a kid, Bert. I explored the toy through the different lenses investigated in class. For the folio, I have chosen the most successful ones to be able to show my divergent thinking, use of media, and idea development. My favourite toy as a child; Bert is used in a personal context because it has meaning to me from when I was a kid. It was a birthday present, and it was very fun to play with it. I took inspiration from artists like Michael Zavros, who places the subject of his paintings in different positions on the canvas in order to unsettle the viewer and change audience perspective.

Task 2: Art as Code

REFLECTIVE STATEMENT

My focus for my folio was through exploring ‘art as code’. I explored the different uses of color and media in class. For the folio, I have chosen the most successful ones to be able to show my divergent thinking, use of media, and idea development. It includes works made with different types of media and color. I am trying to communicate how small we really are when compared to the universe, and yet we have such a diverse environment that we live in. This was shown by having a kangaroo since the kangaroo is only found in Australia, which is a place that I personally. The use of color was used to have a larger emphasis on how every color is used in the universe and that space is black and baron. This artwork was created for people to have their own personal opinion and belief about the artwork and the cultural connotations associated with the chosen subject matter.