The cultural artwork featured on teeth.org.au was commissed by the Australian Dental Association.
The four misshapen orbs highlighted in white resemble front teeth and symbolise the four themes integral to the work of the ADA.
The four themes include:
- Having a healthy and happy smile
- Achieving a healthy and happy smile through a holistic health approach
- Activities to achieve holistic health including eating healthy, happiness, a healthy lifestyle, drinking water
- Community health which contributes to an individual's overall health
The four orbs overlap and meet symbolising community and a holistic connection to health.
The ADA blue is highlighted with complementary colours which are youthful and engaging to encourage a healthy lifestyle.
About the Artist
Ty Waigana is a professional illustrator and animator with a Bachelor of Arts from Curtin University. Ty is a proud Noongar and Saibaigal (Torres Strait) man. He has worked on projects for Australian National University, Australian Electoral Commission and the Queensland Child and Family Commission. Ty is the NAIDOC poster artist for 2020 and is currently exhibiting at the Art Gallery of Western Australia.