About the work
Me and my family live in Brisbane. My family is very involved in the arts (especially in Brisbane), so I was very excited when the school selected my artwork to be entered. In class, we were looking at symbolism in portraiture and were tasked with painting someone important to us. In my artwork, I’ve painted my dad Michael, with a greek halo surrounding his head as my chosen piece of symbolism. The halo, with the pattern of the Greek key, references one of Dad’s photographic self portraits and his /our Greek heritage. I thought it would be appropriate to reference this as my dad often links back to our culture in his own artworks. Greek representations have become a motif in our family.