Synthesis (Artist Book - pp3&4) by Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

Mixed-media – Acrylic, linen thread, collage, fabric material, paper. Support – 210gsm Canaletto paper. Original size – Open flat H.18 x W.26 cm.
First exhibited Hidden Treasures, Postcard Show, Cairns Regional Gallery 2007 and sold there by Silent Auction. In a private collection, Mission Beach.


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Because I love manipulating and sewing into paper I was inspired to go beyond the usual minimal ‘diptych’ hard board panel format provided and made an extension of it by creating an artist book with inserted pages and joined altogether.

Once work is submitted, the Gallery staff close all the hinged diptych panel boards with a wax seal and hang, ready for the audience to open and reveal the ‘Hidden Treasures’ on the exhibition opening night. Some works have extra surprises like vouchers enclosed within them.

Threads, X’s, vessels, grid formats, layers and colours, all form part of my archetypal expressionist symbolism.

Framed Print

Canvas Print

Canvas Print Synthesis (Artist Book – pp1&2)

Poster Print of Synthesis (Artist Book – pp3&4)

Canvas Print ~ Synthesis (Artist Book – pp5&6)

Framed Print ~ Synthesis (Artist Book – pp5&6)

The cover colours

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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  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeabout 4 years ago

  • Oh wow, that was quick. 8 ) Thanks ever so much for the feature RobynLee.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • agnès trachet
    agnès trachetabout 4 years ago

    very beautiful!!!

  • Much appreciated, thanks so much agnes.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • FeeBeeDee
    FeeBeeDeeabout 4 years ago

    I like the thread in combination with the paint. Yes, beautiful.

  • Thankyou FeeBeeDee. I’ve done a lot of exploration work over the years with this combination which culminated in my last solo.
    I enjoy the physicality of pushing a needle and thread thru rag papers, canvas & fibrous materials, the mediative rhythms it offers while producing 3D linear ‘markmaking’ trails.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • Peter Baglia
    Peter Bagliaabout 4 years ago


  • Hey there Peter, thank you. Glad you like. 8 )

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • chezart
    chezartabout 4 years ago

    really great!! cheers,,, cheryl

  • Thanks so much Cheryl.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • leapdaybride
    leapdaybrideabout 4 years ago

  • Wow, thankyou so much for the feature leapdaybride.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • jwmphotos
    jwmphotosover 3 years ago

    This is wonderful art. Very beatutiful indeed.

  • ♥felt appreciation, thank you very much John.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • leapdaybride
    leapdaybrideover 2 years ago
  • Awesome, thanks so much leapdaybride for featuring my work in the Freedom of Expression group.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • ChasSinklier
    ChasSinklierover 2 years ago

    FEATURED on August 16, 2012

  • So thrilled! Thankyou ever so much ChasSinklier for the work feature in The Best of RedBubble.
    8 )))

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • ArtOfE
    ArtOfEover 2 years ago

    Wonderful creation!

  • Wonderful of you to say so, thanks very much ArtOfE.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

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