START UP: Top Arts 2014

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Jessica Nguyen
Just knowing nothing

colour inkjet prints
(1-2) 39.5 x 25.9 cm (image) (each), (3) 39.5 x 24.3 cm (image)
Studio Arts
Kew High School, Kew East

My work is a reflection of myself and how I have compromised my own identity for the sake of others. I was never true to myself and I was never genuinely happy, nobody knew who I really was. From this I have learned that everybody should embrace who they are, as we are all wonderfully constructed individuals. Be true to yourself, embrace your identity but most importantly be happy with who you are and love yourself.

My advice to future students...

It’s important to be who you are and embrace your passion. You shouldn't let anybody get in the way of what you believe in and what you love to do. Always be persistent and don't give up.