START UP: Top Arts 2014

Image: Sugar Image: Sugar

Stephanie Pidcock

colour digital inkjet print
(1-2) 81.7 x 54.2 cm (image) (each), 82.8 x 55.2 cm (sheet) (each)
Studio Arts
Loreto Mandeville Hall, Toorak

The concept of this series was to explore my central theme of portraiture through using the human face as a canvas, focusing on the way texture and shadow can be created when using the facial features as a base. The simplistic usage of minimal colour in the images as well as the plain black frame and white mount board allow the image and presentation to complement each other without distracting from the subject matter and composition.

My advice to future students...

Maintain a good momentum throughout the year regarding your folio work and potential directions, and always aim to be one step ahead of your schedule. Make sure you push yourself to work on an idea until it is perfect, so that you can’t look back and think that you could have done more.