It was Pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels. St. Augustine My exploration this year has culminated in a study of the Christian idea behind The Seven Deadly Sins; a classification of the vices from Christian religious beliefs. I decided to explore these well known vices, Gluttony, Envy, Sloth, Wrath, Anger, Lust, Greed through a series of connected art works that re-interpret ancient beliefs through my personal vision of the bi-cultural world I live in. As part of my research I discovered how artists from different time periods and cultures have used identity and symbolism to represent these religious and very human characteristics. My exhibition will consist of a series of connected final outcomes created in a variety of media, including drawing in different media, oil/ acrylic painting, computer imaging using Photoshop and finally a clay and wire sculpture.

Nancy Zhang