Dorothy

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Rustic Reduction Linocut

Running a bit late for entry “Bugs in the System”

this was an experiment with a reduction print using

the caustic soda to add a rustic look to the finished piece.

Rustic Wanderer Reduction Linocut with Stitch

2020-11-22T13:03:23+10:0022 November 2020|Blog|

“Bugs” at Mary Cairncross – Maleny Printmakers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silkscreen with chine collé and stitch
300gsm Stonehenge paper  30 x 32 cm Unique State

The Wanderer (Monarch) Butterfly, (Danaus plexippus  plexippus), is a frequent visitor to Mary Cairncross
Conservation Reserve resting lightly on this pristine environment.
This series continues my exploration of the fragile relationship between the map as a representation of
containment and the natural world.

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2020-10-19T15:47:23+10:0019 October 2020|Blog|

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|

Visiting Granny

 

 

 

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.

2018-05-27T17:29:52+10:0027 May 2018|Blog|

Congratulations Peace of Green Gallery 25th Anniversary.

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.

 

2018-04-03T11:00:15+10:003 April 2018|Blog|

I Love to Stitch in Red at Maleny Library for Christmas

Keep an eye out my my mini exhibition at the Maleny Library in December.

I Love to Stitch in Red 2017
hand dyed silk organza, thread

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.

I Love to Stitch in Red 2017
Hand dyed silk organza, thread

2017-10-26T14:03:48+10:0026 October 2017|Blog|

Plein Air Printmaking

Printmaking in our North Maleny Garden on a beautiful July day.

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!!!

2017-07-27T21:19:40+10:0027 July 2017|Blog|

Quilt Boxes : memories of a quilting obsession

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.

2017-03-30T14:25:41+10:0030 March 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|
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