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.

Artist Statement

  • 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.”
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  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanabout 6 years ago

    good work Kerryn!

  • Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch
    Kerryn Madsen-...about 6 years ago

    Thanks Jenny.

  • Peter Zentjens
    Peter Zentjensabout 6 years ago

    Simply fantastic. Beautiful textures and an excellent composition combined with subtle and well balanced tones really make this work stand out!

  • Sincerely appreciate your comments Peter. The symbolism and composition has been a feeder for further ideas and work now found in my last solo exhibition.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • AnnieSnel
    AnnieSnelabout 6 years ago

    Love it!!

  • Chaline
    Chalinealmost 6 years ago

    Really love your work. this piece is just lovely!

  • GomesPereira
    GomesPereiraover 5 years ago

    Fantastic master piece dear Kerryn. These pastel colors, so light and bright are very difficult to put together with a so great result. The texture and composition are also beautiful. Congratulations, GP

  • Thankyou very much Gomes. Lovely to get such positive feedback about this work. :-)

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • Kensoi
    Kensoiabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful Work & Title

  • Thankyou Kensoi. Glad you like.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • Elaine Green
    Elaine Greenalmost 5 years ago

    Love this!

  • Thanks Elaine.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • Iris Lehnhardt
    Iris Lehnhardtover 3 years ago

    I love this combination of several things and structures, media and weaved thoughts. Very haptical and inspiring impression, through my eyes the pastel tones reveal the pure essence.

  • Much appreciated, thankyou for your lovely comment Iris. I too loved the way this worked out so well – with the soft feminine effects and subtle pale gold hinting through the topical layers of mixed media.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • Sandra Foster
    Sandra Fosterabout 3 years ago

    Interesting and thought provoking.

  • Glad you found it so. Thankyou Sandra.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

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