It has been good to say goodbye to 2019,
to leave behind sadness, regrets and the sense of helplessness
… to rejoin the world… but what a world…
I’ve been thinking a lot today about dreams and how they are often shattered by reality,
and how our loved ones and communities are often left to pick up the pieces.
Today its about lives in lines of desperation – what will tomorrow bring?
This is the first of some planned mixed media works focussing on linocut which will celebrate Grannys as the keepers of our collective memory.
“Granny’s vase” is my first of the series.
This project continues to combine my cultural heritage interests with printmaking of various forms.
It is also an example of my current experimentation with adding stencil work by hand to the single linocut pull in oils. A big saving on the time it takes to prepare and use masks.
This gives a more painterly effect but moves the work into the realm of “Unique State” as far as printmaking is concerned in much the same way as hand-painting linocuts does, because the works are not completely accurate replications and therefore not editioned.
U/S is conventionally marked 1/1 these days.
See the Silver Celebration Window at Peace of Green Gallery Maleny for April
Some of my contributions are:
-“Bryozoan” 1 and 2 in black and silver oil linocut prints –
depicting small, precious sea creatures that are currently in danger through their exposure in
our rapidly diminishing local reef environments in coastal Queensland, Australia.
Also look out for my “Forest Armour” – silver leaf assemblage on display nearby.
Keep an eye out my my mini exhibition at the Maleny Library in December.
The title can be loosely translated as “I love to live life”, and this body of work embraces the parallel worlds of women internationally. By using textile techniques, stitches and materials common to many places, and some not so well known, it embraces the diverse aspects of women’s existence. In doing so it explores the red in our lives: passion, strength, romance, excitement, speed, heat, ambition, leadership, danger, blood, war, anger, respect – but most of all a love of humanity.
I’m adding to that Christmas feeling with these fragile red translucent pieces that allude to the human venous system – so essential to life.
This is a practise for the Arts Connect Artist Markets to be held during Art Street Maleny:
part of the HORIZON festival of arts and culture
9am to 4pm Friday 1 Sept to Sunday 3 Sept on “The Green”, Maple Street (next to Peace of Green)
I will be conducting “Have A Go” printmaking opportunities with my portable printmakers press.Participants will be able to print their own personalised Art Card using the collagraph method.
Haven’t you always wanted to be a printmaker????
See you there!!!
These works were inspired by the very cute 8″ x 8″ freestanding MDF “canvasses”.
Acrylic overlaid stencil prints, enjoyable to create while holed up in my cosy studio waiting out the Cyclone Debbie weather.