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FREYA PARKER

BA (Hons) Art and the Environment

Piecing the Past (2022)

My practice is heavily influenced by two major areas. Firstly, I explore deeply repressed thoughts from my own personal trauma, mostly focussing on the death of my uncle. I explore the psychological thoughts and feelings that surround these events and use the process of creating, as a type of therapy, taking influence from psychology expert Sigmund Freud. Another important influence for my work is Street Culture and the many artistic avenues involved in it, such as Graffiti, Tattoos and most importantly skateboard graphics.

 

For my final piece I have delved into my past in order to present the story of my life, by using a combination of styles and skills influenced from street culture. I believe I have successfully presented both the positive and negative events in my life, while keeping the most supressed experiences hidden.

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Uncle Jake - Installation (2022)

Uncle Jake - Installation (2022)

Pencil Illustration referenced from digital line drawing of my Uncle Jake. The picture represents the most traumatic memory in my past, the loss of my uncle but on reflection this memory has made me the person I am today.

TRAPPED (2022)

TRAPPED (2022)

A lino cutting to represent the manic thoughts that come with trauma and healing.

TRAPPED – Extended (2022)

TRAPPED - Extended (2022)

An extended version of my lino cutting. I decided to paint this in vibrant colours, merging my research in trauma healing with my personal interests in skateboard graphics. 

Past Photos

Me and Ben (2022)

Me and Ben (2022)

Pencil on tracing paper. Image referenced from photograph taken of me and my friend Ben, age 5, in Spain.

Happy Times (2022)
Simpler Times (2022)

Happy Times (2022)

A digital line drawing showing me, my mother and my great nan (Nanny Jelly-Hands) – created on Procreate.

Simpler Times (2022)

A digital line drawing of me and my mother – created on Procreate.

Before Birth (2022)

Before Birth (2022)

A digital line drawing bringing two images together. One of my father, age 19 and my mother age 22, the age they both were when I was born - created on Procreate.

After Birth (2022)

After Birth (2022)

A digital line drawing combining two images together. One of my dads’ parents holding me as a baby and the other of my mother’s dad – created on Procreate.

Moment of Change (2022)

Moment of Change (2022)

Digital line drawing showing me at age seven, which was the age that my Uncle passed away – Created on Procreate.

Uncle Jake – Digital (2022)

Uncle Jake – Digital (2022)

Digital line drawing of my Uncle Jake.

Final Piece