Artwork created 19–27 April 2023.
A divinely-inspired, Roman mosaic–styled depiction of a few of the many different ways in which the early Christians were martyred in Rome, under the persecution of emperor Nero in AD 64.
The top panel has much inspiration from the painting Nero’s Torches, by Henry Siemiradzki in 1876, showing both men and women being burnt alive after the Great Fire of Rome before the gaze of gathered the Roman elite.
The memorial of the First Martyrs of the Church of Rome is held on June 30th, the day after the celebration of the Feast of St Peter and St Paul.
~ 27 Apr 2023
Trying to do a Roman Mosaic pattern without going cross-eyed only increases my appreciation for those artists who do this on a “regular” basis. Compared to the vast intricacies of Celtic knots by the likes of @creativeartlette, my lowly attempt at an entwined border pales in significance.
My hats off to all of you, my fellow artists.
Up until now these files were available on LinkedIn, but it is time I migrated them here where they are more easily searchable and might help others doing similar courses.
I know how helpful it was for me to see online how others had tacked the same project briefs.
I spent 2 years at Hornsby TAFE, 2014 and 2015, obtaining Certficate III in Design Fundamentals, Certificate IV in Graphic Design and the Graphic Design Diploma. After each semester I put together a PDF of work from that semester.
Certificate III, Design Fundamentals, 1st Semester 2014
Certificate IV, Graphic Design, 2nd Semester 2014
Diploma, Graphic Design, 1st Semester 2015
Diploma Graphic Design, 2nd Semester 2015
Portfolio end-of-year project from Graphic Design Diploma 2015
There they are, the good, the great, and the ordinary, all together as it happened.
I learned a lot from those 2 years, and I am grateful for them and for all the teachers who helped me along the way.
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