Melville Senior High School

Dragon Eye

Sarah Birch, Kate Burns, Erin Litterick

The dragon encircling the pupil of an eye represents balance and equality and is a response to the 99% vs the 1% issue, discussed in class. This is shown through the emblematic use of the eye, as the eye is generally symbolised as the ‘window into the soul’. The dragon is symbolic of weighing scales (and a play on the words ‘dragon scales’ and ‘weighing scales’), which, in turn, also represents equality. The scales are symbolic of the weight of the world’s problems and these problems affecting the soul. This is why the dragon is encircling the eye, to represent that the weight of the world’s problems, in a way, wraps and clings to the soul.

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This Artist-in-Residence Grants Program project has been assisted by the Federal Government through the Australia Council for the Arts and the Western Australian State Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts and Department of Education.