Yolunda Hickman (b. 1988) an Auckland-based artist, graduated with an MFA from Elam School of Fine Arts, the University of Auckland in 2012. Hickman’s practice is concerned with the slippage between abstraction and meaning through the limitations of communication and representation. A recent body of work alters examples of information design, separating the communicative function from visualisations. By doing this, Hickman aims to disassociate the sources from their original purpose in order to test the possibility of image, composition and form and ascribe new associations via spatial experience. This can be seen to consider the nature of communication and when communication collapses into pictorial priorities.