‘Collage #6’ (31 x 21cm)
‘Gnarly’ (20 x 14cm)
Alex Weiland told her class that she wanted to be a palaeontologist when she was seven years old, an obsession that was then followed by collecting Pokémon cards, succulents, amateur geology and, later, building painstakingly realistic houses on ‘The Sims’ as a teenager. She never stopped drawing things. Alex is currently in her fifth and final year completing her honours project for architectural engineering and a diploma in languages at the University of Adelaide. She also spent a year living in Germany in 2012/13, studying civil/structural engineering and German literature at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Alex has absolutely no formal qualifications in anything artistic whatsoever. Her mediums of choice are primarily pen and ink, cartoons and collage. Her work is influenced by Aubrey Beardsley, her father’s childhood comics from the 1960s, film noir and surrealism. She still owns a lot of succulents and that deck of Pokémon cards. You can view more of Alex’s work at archslasheng. wordpress.com and on the cover of this very magazine. You can also contact her about her art via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. ‘Collage #2’ (33 x 21cm)
INSIDE: Face-blindness, Defence Force at universities, Abbott and the ABC, CFS, Beyonce, Biscuits.