START UP: Top Arts 2014

Image: Us + them Image: Us + them

Elly Jackson
Us + them

colour inkjet prints
(a-e) 40.8 x 232.0 cm (overall)
Studio Arts
Toorak College, Mount Eliza

This series of photos aims to communicate key aspects of the relationship between humans and animals. Each of the five photos is intended to represent a different aspect of our interactions. In order to display the depth of this complex relationship, in a simple way, the text on each photo sums up this relationship in a simple and blunt manner. The presentation of the photos on wood is significant, as the wood is a natural material and as such, can symbolise the link between humans and animals.

My advice to future students...

Without a doubt the most important thing is to choose a theme that you don't just like, but love. I can’t stress this enough! Once you find this perfect theme (it’s out there) you will be motivated to explore ideas, work hard, experiment thoroughly, keep up to date with your folio, and enjoy it all!