Top Arts 2013

Image: Fab·ri·ca·tion [fab-ri-key-shuh n]: 1. The act of manufacture or assembly. 2. To create for the purpose of deception. To lie, fake, forge. Image: Fab·ri·ca·tion [fab-ri-key-shuh n]: 1. The act of manufacture or assembly. 2. To create for the purpose of deception. To lie, fake, forge.

Brigette Pusello
Fab·ri·ca·tion [fab-ri-key-shuh n]: 1. The act of manufacture or assembly. 2. To create for the purpose of deception. To lie, fake, forge.

colour inkjet print
67.0 x 66.0 cm irreg. (image), 76.2 x 76.2 cm (sheet)
VCE Art
St Columba's College, Essendon

The piece raises awareness about the extreme manipulation of animal products in production, as I am constantly fascinated by the modern modifications of natural food products. These procedures being conveyed through exaggerated colour edits (of individual watercolour paintings on Photoshop). The symmetry and repetition of segments also relates to the concept of mass assembly line type production, and the enhancing, yet potentially harmful capabilities of technology.Furthermore the human interference amongst the abundance of animals incorporates the idea of unethical procedures that are fuelled by society’s demands. 

Advice to new students

The advice that I would give, is to organise exactly what you are doing and to allow for at least a one week buffer before final pieces are due. You never know, tasks may take longer than expected! Even if you are finished before the due date, this will allow you to continue developing ideas or to perhaps refine an idea in another way.

Most importantly to explore an idea that you are interested in, or that can be approached in many ways. Start the year with a large topic, that has numerous directions, so you don't feel restrained. For me, my broad overall theme related to biology and this gave me an infinite amount of roads to explore.

Finally, not to stress about having every page/trial in your folio looking like a final piece. Don’t rip out pages if they aren’t at your standard, as these are essential in your development. You may even come back to them at a later date, not to mention that they will allow you to see your progress throughout the year.