Medium: Acrylic, oil based ink, linen thread on canvas.

Original artwork support frame size: 1220 mm x 1220 mm x 37 mm.

Work has featured in

  • The Inspired Art group
  • Abstract Art

About the work:

  • Created with multiple acrylic and textured layers, built up in a symbolic multiple-page layout composition in reference to my ‘Book of Threads’ artist book.
  • All is the manifested evidence of my ongoing passionate spirit for exploration, experimentation, seeking and discovering the subliminal, generating awareness and enlightenment about the human condition.
  • The work is from my solo exhibition ‘Elevating the Spirit’ … “where connections, relationships and unity are explored through visual language elements and symbology, between one’s inner-self (soul, spirit, life-force, essence), psyche and the outer world. Notions of passage, transition (change), duality, reflection, containment and synthesis (fusion) are contemplated and reflected upon.”

There are several metaphorical levels here representing contrasting perceptions:

  • in relation to time, energies and colour – between the old (faded, worn down, past chapters – memories/knowledge, traces, remnants) and the new (current pages, chapters, fresh, bright, bold, strong);
  • between the representation of spirit (gold/blue, channels/passage) and worldly matters (earthy, oxide colours, grids/boundaries).

Symbolic/parallel meanings are explored through:

  • the multiple pages (time, chapters, traces),
  • X’s (as is above, so is below, zero point, vortex, connections),
  • multiple generational vessels (containment, alchemy, reflection, passing on of wisdom/knowledge),
  • passage channels (transition, spirit, motion)
  • stitched threads (attachment, fusion, parallels, spirit/matter, relationships, passage, traces),
  • colours (emotional, spiritual/worldly, energies, alchemy) and the floating leaf (passage, transit, motion, carrier of thought/dreams).


texture, abstract, acrylic, multi colour, grid, artist book pages, innisfail fine_art, spiritual, vessels, leaf, symbols, far north queensland, elevating the spirit, exhibition, gold, metallic, colours, symbolism, symbolgy, australia, human condition, elevation

My “creative art practice” may be be succinctly summed up in the following fantastic metaphorical quote by Kandinsky:
~ “Colour is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key then another to cause vibration of the soul.”
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  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanover 5 years ago

    Beautiful work Kerryn.

  • Thanks (belatedly) Jenny, appreciate the feedback. Cheers 8 )

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • danita clark
    danita clarkover 5 years ago

    Love this – softness and texture.

  • Thanks so much (belatedly) Danita. Cheers 8 )

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • pusztafia
    pusztafiaover 5 years ago

    Oh, yes! This is really elevated, I specially like the golden luminosity…, lovely art! :)

  • Thanks for touching home base with this work by your insightful words Csaba. :-)

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • © Jolie  Buchanan
    © Jolie Buchananover 5 years ago

    Such a wonderful diversity of shapes, colour & textures!

  • Much appreciated, thank you (belatedly) Jolie. 8 )

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • AnnieSnel
    AnnieSnelover 5 years ago

    Beautiful work and color combinations!

  • Thankyou (belatedly) Annie. 8 )

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • mariawiley
    mariawileyabout 5 years ago

    This is gorgeous!!!

  • annamora
    annamoraabout 5 years ago

    very beautiful

  • Thankyou (belatedly) Anna. 8 )

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • Elena Oleniuc
    Elena Oleniucabout 5 years ago

    Very beautiful work !

  • Thankyou (belatedly) Elena. 8 )

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • Annie Camish
    Annie Camishalmost 4 years ago

    Great work, love the inclusion of thread and linen really interesting.

  • Thankyou very much Annie.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • Sandra Fisher
    Sandra Fisheralmost 4 years ago

    Stunning work!!!!!!!!

  • Thankyou very much Sandra and for the fav. too.
    All the best.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

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