Damian’s process of self-discovery gained momentum when the option to digitally manipulate images of himself was made available to him. The process extracted emotions he had difficulty expressing. Instead of living his life vicariously through the lives of his super-wrestling heroes, he is now acknowledging his experience of life as a valid one.
Images, symbols and words representing fragments of his life were brought together in a collage. The process strengthened his sense of self, self-esteem and artist identity. A rich and intriguing representation of Damian emerged that placed him at the centre of his own life. The collage of his past presents a way forward not just for Damian, but also for those who share his life.
Details of his collage became the foundation for a T-shirts design
popular with young males.