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. Work featured in
Printmakers and Printmaking Group
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.
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