from THE TOPOGRAPHY OF FACES
"The Topography of Faces is a series of works inspired by landscapes, textures and camouflaging faces. The series started out as an attempt to merge the repetitive faces I often draw subconsciously in my sketchbooks, with textual elements I was interested in from various landscapes. I went through multiple processes in creating the works; scanning my drawings by hand and overlaying them with photographs I had taken of the Australian outback and the sky, as well as other forms of digital media manipulation. With my art practice in general, I’ve always been interested in merging traditional and digital art forms, and escaping the confines of art that can be easily categorised. Thus overall, with this series I’ve sought to retain the textures and messiness of freehand drawing and combine it with digital collage and vibrant brushstrokes."
Olivia Inwood is an Australian-Lithuanian, originally from a farm near Forbes, NSW, Australia. She is currently studying a dual degree in English Literature, Media Studies and Visual Arts at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. Her work has previously been published in online and print journals in the US, UK and Australia, and can be viewed at www.oliviainwood.com