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Portraits can become a bold visual statement of what we stand for, what makes us tick, what makes us who we are. In short our individual 'identity'. This can result in imaginative outcomes that go beyond just the face and introduce imagery such as icons or symbols that represent different aspects of personality. At Seaford Head Community College Year 9 pupils thought about how the background of their painted portraits could suggest clues about their interests:

At Sir John Colfox School Year 9 pupils were inspired by artists who used astrological inconography in portraiture. They created personal takes on the recognised signs of the zodiac through their own portraiture: