Joon Hyung Park
Kogarah High School
Triptych of Three Teachers
Synthetic polymer on canvas
I have experienced school life in Korea, Japan and Australia. The portraits in my body of work are of my English, Art and Japanese teachers as they have had a huge impact on my new life and future. Each teacher's body language and facial expression is significant in representing the seriousness with which they take their responsibilities. The dark background and the lighting on each teacher's face amplify the respect and hope they have for their students. Each is accompanied by a symbol – an overhead projector, a cat and Marcel Duchamp's Bicycle Wheel – to represent their experience, methods and personality.
ARTEXPRESS is a joint partnership between The New South Wales Department of Education and NSW Education Standards Authority in association with Hazelhurst Arts Centre.