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Rebecca Risteska

Bowral High School

‘Sticks and Stones…’

Collection of Works, clay and acrylic paint on canvas

'Sticks and Stones' is a representation of racial discrimination. Through the influence of Ben Quilty, Peter Sharp, John Coburn and Albert Tucker's works, I have used clay bones to represent the title. The sculpture constitutes the individual with a cultural background as the 'skin' reveals quotes by others, and the parrot signifying Australians. Each phrase identifies words spoken by bullies, feelings that are felt and then words spoken by the mother. The shadow paintings portray the essence of time of the individual's growth and acceptance for their own identity.

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