Creating your identity

Creating your identity

Artwork by Cecilia Lau Wai-in

This week's artist is Cecilia Lau Wai-in, a Form Six student at Holy Trinity College. She talks about creating her own identity through her drawings.

Who am I? It may be an easy question or a difficult one. In fact, we determine who we are. Through this simple question, we may find out what we like and want. Knowing yourself better can make you a better person.

In these two drawings, I used the different styles and skills of various artists to present my multiple personalities. For example, I used Portraits of Women Pablo Picasso as a reference to make my painting look trendy with a cap (main picture). This highlighted the funny side of me.

As for the other portrait (left), I wrote Chinese words modelled on the work by Tsang Tsou-choi, the 'King of Kowloon', known for his calligraphy graffiti.

This shows that I love words and ideas. Besides, the face looks a bit boyish like me.

While creating these artworks, I did a lot of research about various artists. This helped me learn more about the different methods used by painters. Moreover, I learned more about myself during the projects.

I also realised there is no model answer for the question 'Who am I?'

The Arts Ambassadors-in-School Scheme is organised by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. It encourages students to take their passion for the arts beyond the campus and into the wider community. The ambassadors will take part in a series of arts programmes during the school holidays.

Learn more about the Arts Ambassadors-in-School Scheme here

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