+ Tropical Fusions, divided into 4 panels but still presented as a united whole.
+ Artwork is located at my work place Artropica Innisfail Studio Gallery, Innisfail, Far North Queensland, Australia.
+ The evolved work was an experimental art ‘potpourri’ involving techniques of drawing, collage, opaque and transparent glazing (painting), layering and then even more overlaying, cutting and dividing.
+ Inspired by rhythms and cycles, flora and fauna found in nature’s garden, the earth/sky/moon and more. (Please see a further description below.)
+ No of views 3754 (as at 4.08.2016)
Mixed-media: pencils – graphite, charcoal, pastel, oil, coloured; soft pastels, impasto gel (acrylic medium), netting, papers – rice, cartridge; natural processed fibres – bagasse (the crushed sugar cane fibre stems); water-based screen-print ink.
Initial work support: 300gsm Arches rag paper – original sheet size 770 × 570 mm – which was divided into quarters toward final completion, then mounted onto four separate canvas panels with a slim green/charcoal/ black edging finish (each size 385 × 285 mm) and grouped/framed as a whole unit.
Overall compositional imagery was inspired/influenced from nature drawing/painting studies direct from my local surroundings of the Far North Queensland tropical environment such as the capturing of: