START UP: Top Arts 2014

Image: Impressions of Cambodia Image: Impressions of Cambodia

Aaron Orellana
Impressions of Cambodia

fibre-tipped pen
(1-2) 15.0 x 20.0 cm (image and sheet), (3-4) 20.0 x 15.0 cm (image and sheet)
Studio Arts
Wellington Secondary College, Mulgrave

My work depicts some of the scenery I came across while travelling through Cambodia. There I saw the resilience and warmth of a people, in spite of their recent distressing history that has resulted in extreme poverty and indifference. I was impressed by their people and their continuous efforts to preserve their culture.

My advice to future students...

Finding a strong emotional relation to the work you produce is essential in creating an emotive response from the people who see it. In addition to this, it really motivated me to finish the artwork.