Lily Peng, 'In the Becoming' 2023. Alcohol ink and grey ink marker on 35 sheets of acetate. 32cm x 45 cm x 210 cm. Image courtesy: the artist.

Artist statement

‘In the Becoming’ is an installation consisting of 35 semi-transparent layered ink drawings that visualise an abstract body moving through space. Each drawing emulates a still film image with gradual spatial changes transitioning to the next. This set of images was created using a combination of wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, and other experimental drawing techniques. Influenced by Deleuzian theory, the artwork expresses the ever-evolving self, challenges identity's primacy, and emphasises the relational processes from which it emerges.



Acknowledgement of Country

UNSW School of Art & Design stands on an important place of learning and exchange first occupied by the Bidjigal and Gadigal peoples.

We acknowledge the Bidjigal and Gadigal peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the land that our students and staff share, create and operate on. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and extend this respect to all First Nations peoples across Australia. Sovereignty has never been ceded.