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Original artwork: Gouache painting. Support: 300 Arches rag paper.
Flat detail size: H.19.4 x W.81 cm. Concertina artist book format (unique state).
Initial photographic reference imagery taken from the rainforest near Kuranda, Qld.

One of four artist book works created for Tablelands, Perimeters and Parameters curated exhibition, Tableland Regional Gallery, Atherton, Far North Queensland, Australia, Feb 5 – Feb 28, 2010.

Artist Statement for Tablelands, Perimeters and Parameters Exhibition work.

  • “My work explores unique design elements and characteristics of various organic vegetation (plants, plant life, flora, foliage, undergrowth) growing on the Tableland. Imagery has been initiated and developed from referencing my own photographic material taken in this environment. Literally, perimeters and parameters are first set within the camera frame shoot then arranged within my chosen art forms where flexibility is provided in the arrangement of separate components into a coherent whole. Painting and grid-like surfaces from paper manipulation, arrangement processes along with assembly formations imply mapping territory, boundaries, multifaceted planes and a parallel dual realm of the two-dimensional and three-dimensional. It is where a diversity of observed unique characteristics of extracted essences such as colour and tone as well as organic and geometric shapes are reflected.
    The works represent intimacy, relationships and a communion with nature’s higher energy life force and verve.”

^ Euca

^ Fantail Palm Plateau

^ On the Outer ~ Tree Trunk Extracts

^ Euca Abstract

Entanglement (flat detail section 1a)


Concertina photograph version.

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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  • Linda Ridpath
    Linda Ridpathalmost 5 years ago

    beautiful piece of work, very clever use of colour!

  • Thankyou kindly Linda.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • Zefira
    Zefiraalmost 5 years ago

    would love to see this in the flesh – wonderful

  • GloriaDK
    GloriaDKalmost 5 years ago

    Nice work Kerryn.

  • Thankyou Gloria.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch
    Kerryn Madsen-...8 months ago


  • – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

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