Under My Skin
An abstract artwork with an earthy palette and black frame sitting on an easel.
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Artworks are first available for purchase by sponsors and dignitaries before being available in person at the Exhibition in Brisbane. Unsold artworks can also be purchased online following the event.

Under My Skin

Simone Sequeira
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4 layer reduction lino print with embroidery on paper
87cm x 63cm
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"For me, drawing in a neurographic style has allowed me to process painful, overwhelming knots lying below the surface. I can soften the exposed emotions and be present with the feelings I am facing.

The silhouette that is created allows me to draw light from the darkness as I work through treasured, slow modes of printmaking and embroidery."

Simone Sequeira's culture and background have contributed to a life of holding herself to high expectations of performance and achievement. Art has helped Simone overcome the constraints of her academic and analytical thinking, creating a safe space to express and experience her intrinsic value.

Art pulls Simone out of anxiety and depression, giving her hope amidst the darkness of her diagnoses - when for so long, she had lost her sense of identity. 

For Simone, making art is about self-acceptance, being present and sitting with emotions. Through creativity, Simone finds it easier to let her guard down and build meaningful personal connections. Making art allows Simone to let go of rigid control and feel like she has something to share with the world.