Year 12 HSC Visual Arts Body of Work by Maia Shaw using acrylic and Posca pen on canvas, fired earthenware.
Cultural transmission, ideologies and perceptions of one’s identity, Association of women within cultural; My body of work exhibits intrinsic patterning and mixed media. Through the arrangement of contemporary form, it highlights the passing down of tradition which constructs one’s identity, Through the lens of the cultural and postmodern fame my art is a vehicle that depicts the characterisation of passing down of culture, which ultimately defines and modules one’s character, manifesting the way a simple experience can shift and transform one’s understanding. Systems of knowledge, beliefs, practices and cultural heritage shapes experiences; inhabiting dichotomy, conceding the explicit nature of human perception. Opinions are altered, shaped and transformed by the culture. Cultural practices and beliefs unmask consciousness and viewpoint in life creating the identity. My Body of work explores the multifaceted nature of cultural transmission through modern women. The inexplicable nature of human culture defines who one is, moulding one’s experiences, metamorphosing one’s idea of the world. Her vision.
Del Kathryn Barton