Local Year 12 student Daniel (17) has bravely agreed to speak to The Footnotes despite being knee-deep in three major works.
“I thought it would be easy, maybe even fun, to do wood work, textiles and visual art for Year 12,” he explains. “I’m knee-deep in three major works that all require manual work, but don’t have any experience building things outside of Halo.”
Sighing and flinging paint at a canvas Jackson Pollock-style – “It’s technically copying but I don’t know what else to do! I’ll probably just say it’s an interpretation or something – you can make-up all the “meaning” stuff at the last minute really” – Daniel tell us about the day, too late, he discovered scaling.
“They’ve [teachers] tried to explain it to me like eight times but I still don’t get it,” he admits. “I heard that if I took General Maths I’d have to ace it to get a decent mark and that’s never going to happen so I chose textiles. I thought I’d get to coast through and maybe meet some girls.”
“Now I’m trying to sew together a major work between cutting and pasting Pinterest pages into a portfolio and… I’m just so tired.
And so fucking over Pinterest.”