Mixed-media assemblage: Linen thread, collage, rag paper, acrylic. Mounted on canvas. Height 336 x Width 415 x Depth 32 mm. Techniques: painting, stitching, tearing, cutting, collage, assemblage.
Work exhibited in Growth and then in my solo exhibition Elevating the Spirit held at Cairns Regional Gallery. Toured Sugarama Gallery, Mourilyan 2007, then Main Space (selected), Umbrella Studio,Townsville 2009.
The innovative, dynamic, creative processes and forces are continually at play in my work. I passionately play and experiment with: multiple glazed rich colour layers on segments of rag paper/canvas; textures, vessel shapes and stitching/attaching by hand with needle and thread.
The stitching is used as a metaphor for human bonding/attachment, multiple vessels representing reflection, duality, the generations and passing down of that which we contain and remember; rich acrylic metallic layers signifying alchemy, transition and channels, inner/outer layers as passage; spirit/matter, pages/segments of various stages of relationships.
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