Page Format No.1 Transitional Series by Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

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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.

About my work:

  • 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.


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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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  • judiththibaut
    judiththibautabout 5 years ago

    Just stunning, Kerryn!

  • Wow, thanks so much Judith. I see a grid match in my work here with your avatar. :-) FYI – Those 1/2 vessel shapes were placed in under the grid of woven stitching only after I had done this. They actually free float around and occassionally need adjusting. On revisiting this creative outcome, it now leads me to thinking of further ideas I can explore with this. Cheers and again thanks for your feedback.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • danita clark
    danita clarkalmost 4 years ago

    wonderful to see these in your exhibition!

  • Thanks so much danita.
    PS.Catch-up time! 8 )

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • avalyn
    avalynalmost 4 years ago

    loverly subtle but strong layered work Kerryn………I love altered books and have a few in various stages…….

  • Thanks for commenting avalyn.
    PS. Yep, missed yours too ~ another catch-up! 8 )

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • VenusOak
    VenusOakabout 3 years ago

    loving this

  • Much appreciated VenusOak and thanks for the fav. too. 8 )

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

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