Size: 50 x 40cm
Medium: Acrylic Paint on Wooden Board
About the artwork:
"Ellis" explores the vulnerability around our identity and who we are attracted to. In today's society we should feel comfortable within ourselves to be who we are, regardless of your gender and sexuality. By allowing ourselves to show who we are to the world, to feel comfortable with our identity, causes vulnerability to be exposed. It's a sign of strength and courage, to show up despite what people may think of us. Everyone who doesn't identify with being "heterosexual" has felt some kind of vulnerability and discrimination in their life time due to how they identify themselves. People should feel comfortable and proud of who they are without having to feel anxiety, fear or shame. We may all identify as different people, however what matters most is that we are all human with our own unique characteristics that make up our authentic selves.
About the artist:
Laura Bright is an abstract artist based in Sydney, Australia, who has studied a Bachelor of Visual Arts degree at Sydney Collage of the Arts, The University of Sydney. In recent years, Laura has delved into a variety of art practices including drawing, photography, painting, printmaking and glass blowing. Laura’s works have been displayed in a number of exhibitions across Sydney, published in the Art Edit Magazine and selected as finalist multiple times in the Blacktown City Art Prize. The intention behind her artworks is to evoke an emotional response from the viewer, allowing them to connect to the artwork in their own way. Laura’s paintings are the light to the darkness often felt within from past or current traumas.