Yearly Archives: 2020

Untethered

“Untethered” 2020

Repurposed paper map mounted between glass

The wonderful birds that frequent my garden daily help me live comfortably in my Covid  ‘bubble’.
Their freedom to transit boundaries is a stark reminder of the impact on us of borders both within Australia and beyond.

 

 Geography has always been a prison of sorts – one that defines what a country or individual is or can be. But this pandemic has made the boundaries imposed by geography and those more recently imposed by politics more starkly evident.

Our wings are clipped at present  but humanity’s restless spirit ensures that we will not be confined to our own pale blue dot on a map. I plan to use this time to prepare for new opportunities to continue to travel within the “new normal”.

As we wait, the return to working with maps in my art practice seems to have become more urgent.

2020-09-21T08:34:08+10:0021 September 2020|Blog|

2020 – a memorable year

    Dreams ?

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…

Dreams? A two plate solar plate etching on oils with chiné collé on  arches.

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?

2020-03-25T12:45:25+10:0025 March 2020|Blog|