START UP: Top Arts 2014

Image: Consume Image: Consume

Tess Saunders

colour laser prints on tim
(1-595) 165.0 x 98.0 x 84.0 cm (installation)
Mornington Secondary College, Mornington

My piece is a 595 can circular pyramid, with the theme of consumerism. The tower is supposed to overwhelm the viewer with the thought of greed and the unnecessary consumption of products. The television show Mad Men inspired the 50s theme to the piece, and my artistic style of appropriation influenced my use of the Campbell’s soup can theme, as well as the fact that the Campbell’s soup motif has been influential in the art world.

My advice to future students...

Don’t feel like anything is unachievable, there will always be people out there who will help you, just ask.