Mixed media and photograph
85 x 68 cm
The artist represents themselves
Performing Arts and Music Award
About the artwork and sitter
Roxanne McDonald is an award-winning actress who is descended from the Mandandanjii & Darambal tribes of Central Queensland.
This artwork captures the two equally vivid and contrasting sides of Roxanne’s work and life – her lush and bright side, and her powerful, darker side.
Symbolising both comedy and drama, this work is a graphic portrayal of the unique way that Roxanne embraces different characters, with a natural attitude that blends her acting with the environment around her.
“I wanted to capture Roxanne’s beautiful optimism in a composition that embodies her extraordinary theatrical personality and at the same time, pays tribute to her connection with the land”.
About the artist
Marco Eychenne, also known as Photocrash, is a French artist who has lived in Brisbane Australia since 2001. Marco mixes his free-flowing drawings with his photographic work to tell a unique story in a way that draws us in and captures our imagination. Piece by piece, Marco Eychenne “photographs and creates gigabytes of fractured beauty. Several layers are at play, each one asking you to dissect it through your own experience.”