On the Outer ~ Tree Trunk Extracts (flat detail section 2)   by Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

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A section detail of the original artwork
Medium: Art Spectrum Gouache (water-based) painting
Support: 300 Arches rag paper
Flat detail – front side of concertina artist book format (unique state).

^ On the Outer ~ Tree Trunk Extracts (flat detail section 2)

Work exhibited in the curated Kuranda Arts Cooperative Ltd group exhibition Tablelands, Perimeters and Parameters, Tableland Regional Gallery, Atherton, Far North Queensland, Australia.
Feb 5 – 28, 2010.

Initial photographic reference source imagery was from a friend’s rainforest property near Kuranda, Far North Queensland.

On The Outer ~ Tree Trunk Extracts
Original (flat) artwork size: H.19.4 x W.101.3 cm

Artist Statement for Tablelands, Perimeters and Parameters Exhibition work.

“My work set out to explore the 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."


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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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  • Katie Grubb
    Katie Grubbover 4 years ago

    Love this work…. excellent!

  • Thanks Katie.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • Zefira
    Zefiraover 4 years ago

    great work

  • Thanks Zefira.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • Shirley McMahon
    Shirley McMahonabout 4 years ago

    This is wonderful. I love your sense of texture and colour…..another Kandinsky fan! Your work is incredible, all around.

  • Thankyou very much Shirley, you have an impressive body of work yourself.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

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