Medium/s – Acrylic, mixed media, collage. Support – canvas. Original size 8″ × 6″.
Initially I was inspired by the challenge to introduce my actual 3D vessel object forms into the 2D format . This has lead me to a) creating ‘miniature’ vessel forms’ (which I nicknamed ‘finger’ pots), b) cutting/slicing a form c) collaging in low-relief. and then d) combining with the drawing/painting of the familiar and favorite shapes of my 3D forms.
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IKONesque 9 May 2012
Top Ten Challenge Winner ~ Christmas Time challenge in Women Painters Group (Dec2013)
The original work was first exhibited at Cairns Regional Gallery, Postcard Exhibition and sold through the silent bidding auction process.
The basket/vessel imagery used is a symbol-metaphor for our being, how we fill ‘with meaning’ (open, receptive, upright form) and empty, pour out (upside down image) our ’’thoughtful’’ thoughts in words and deeds! The colours used and ‘x’ shapes imply one’s physical and spiritual ‘connections’ and ‘relationships’ as we keep transforming as humans ‘being’.
I also relate my vessel images to the music symbol shapes of the ‘U’ and its inverted – ‘upside down U’ (which I cannot type literally). They relate to processes of how much we are open/receptive/for transcending our physical ‘barriers’ to beyond and closed/blocking out/used as a protective barrier/nurture. These two shapes in ‘reflection’ symbolize eg. duality, opposites ie. yin and yan, etc., are a representation of one’s life’s-work and of giving and receiving.
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.” → My Facebook Art Page