Kelsey Renee Walker
Bowral High School
‘Oh crap, I left the light on.’
Acrylic paint on ceramics
In my body of work I have explored the increasing negative effect humanity is having on the environment. My work is inspired by Venice and its unique layout, built on more than 100 small islands, using canals rather than roads. If we continue to damage the environment through increasing carbon emissions, it will lead to the sea levels rising in Venice as well as other major cities worldwide. By using acrylic paints and dry brushing on the ceramic surface I was able to make the buildings look weathered and aged so that they seem abandoned.
ARTEXPRESS is a joint partnership between The New South Wales Department of Education and NSW Education Standards Authority in association with Hazelhurst Arts Centre.