Etching (zinc plate) 2008. Original fine art prints, (limited edition 33) are available for sale.
Media: Oil-based etching ink on 300 rag paper. Plate Size: 245 × 195.
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  • In Top Ten Challenge – Theme – HAND MADE Printmaking: “The Human Condition”, Printmakers and Printmaking Group

This universal symbolic image (my personal logo) embodies a summation of several areas in my creative artwork practice over the many years and relative to inner/outer transitory awareness. The intricate pattern/organic design stems from my exposure to observing and drawing inspiration from nature’s designs of natural tropical rainforest and beach environments, textile designing and printmaking; the vessel form from making both ceramic and fibre banana receptacles.

The symbolism develops, comes with continual exploration, new perceptual, intuitive and spiritual awareness in and from one’s art practice.

  • Symbolism: The body, a vessel, for containment of thoughts/desires, upside down – reflection/duality; openings, channels, passages act for giving/receiving, positive action/change, inner/outer transit, pathways/directions; movement, transition; the leaf as a transporter, carrier of dreams, aspirations; parallels, mythical/psychic, reality/illusion, inner/outer, boundaries, earth/nature, spirit/matter; juxtaposition relational awareness – visible/invisible, negative/positive spatial elements, forces, energies; balance, fusion, action, change, harmony, flow, interconnection, growth, life, submersion.

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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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  • annamora
    annamoraabout 5 years ago


  • Annamora thankyou.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • danita clark
    danita clarkabout 5 years ago

    Very lovely Kerryn

  • Hello Danita, thankyou appreciate your comments. It wasn’t an easy etching to do as took many hours to accomplish drawing all that fine small detail onto a zinc plate, but well worth the effort.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • maria paterson
    maria patersonabout 5 years ago

    love it, so fine and with such strong imagery

  • Thanks Maria. Its simplistic yet complex, the art of core elementary essence/presence or something like that!

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • Shylie Edwards
    Shylie Edwardsabout 5 years ago

    love the detail!!!!

  • Thanks Shylie. Doing the fine detail required many, many hours of intensive repetitious drawing labour which hurt my fingers so, but very satisfied with the result.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • mmargot
    mmargotover 4 years ago

    Such fine work … fine detail, fine result!

  • Thanks mmargot. I’m very happy with the results however was a lot of strain on the fingers/hand to trace then scratch the fine design into the prepared zinc plate. It took two – three days alone to get through this design preparation process and then the plate was submerged but for only a whole 3 min’s in an ageing acid bath!

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch
    Kerryn Madsen-...about 3 years ago

    Transition featured in Printmakers and Printmaking group

  • Katie Grubb
    Katie Grubbalmost 3 years ago

    divine as usual! how did I miss this one? Been away too long… still love your work Kerryn!

  • Oh Katie, thanks soooo much. Your comments are truly and ♥ appreciated. 8 )

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

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