Create a drawing using patterns and pop culture
Brian Robinson combines traditional mark making and patterns from his culture with references to his favourite pop culture movies and comics.
Begin by making a list of all the things that you are interested in such as art, sport, books, television shows, video games, movies or toys - anything from popular culture! (How many Space Invaders did you see in Brian Robinson's work?)
Draw a symbol to represent each of your interests. You may also have symbols or designs associated with your own family or cultural heritage that you could also include.
Create a drawing incorporating your favourite patterns and a pop culture references. Mix them together for a surprising result. You might like to limit your colour palette to create contrast or repeat certain patterns or symbols to create a sense of movement.
See our example below where Tarnanthi Education Officer Thomas Readett has used Jack Skellington as his popular culture reference while exploring line and repetition.