A long pen on paper drawing of an urban streetscape, the buildings feature signage in Chinese lettering.

St George Girls High School

A Walk Along Brick Street


Pen on Paper

My body of work was inspired by the intricacies of the built environment around us. The panoramic arrangement and physical degradation of the buildings represent the passage of time; the journey through life. I chose ink for its immediacy and permanence, like the impressions that people leave on their world, and the reference to traditional Chinese handscrolls to honour my heritage. I encourage the audience to slowly examine each building individually at first, then as a whole. Through the shopfronts and residences in my local area, my work explores the incredible cultural diversity of Sydney and the interconnectedness of society.