START UP: Top Arts 2014

Image: Botanical anatomy 1 Image: Botanical anatomy 1

Adelle Elksnis
Botanical anatomy 1

colour digital inkjet print
53.0 x 188.7 cm (image), 59.0 x 195.0 cm (sheet)
Studio Arts
Loreto Mandeville Hall, Toorak

The idea behind my work was to create a surreal idyllic landscape of a field of flowers that is made up from using repeated images of the female human form. Through studying pictures of fields of flowers for inspiration, I created a series of different types of flowers that are each unique in terms of shape, size and colour. I wanted to produce a piece that is more than what meets the eye whilst trying to illustrate my ongoing theme of pattern and repetition.

My advice to future students...

For students who are wishing to do Studio Arts, the advice I would give is to choose a broad theme that has a wide scope so you are able to brainstorm and trial different ideas which will then help narrow your approach after you have seen what did and didn’t work well. Make sure you keep reminding yourself of what your theme is, so that you don’t drift away from what you are trying to illustrate. I would also say to listen to your teacher’s advice, use them as a resource to help you further your ideas because they are there to help you.