Spirit Matter Cosmos

Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

Innisfail, Australia

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Mixed-media: Acrylic, rice paper, linen thread, pigment powder on canvas.
Original Size: 613 × 917 × 42 mm; Framed size: 970 × 665 × 50 mm


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More about this work
From the Exhibition/s: Sense of Attachment & Elevating the Spirit Exhibition at Cairns Regional Gallery, Qld (& toured Townsville April 24- May 31, 2009)

Inspired through an ‘aha’ moment, I first visualized creating something that would reflect subtle ethereal spatial realms. I used full sheets of a specific rice paper I love, combined with much stitching, paint and pigment powder in a built-up of layers to create the final result.

Concept: Practically stitches bind, attach, and connect materials and/or surfaces together and is a metaphor for human bonding. The stitch becomes the ‘thread’, linking and connecting to the human psyche. Using a needle and thread by hand to stitch is a slow, methodical and sometimes painful process, of pushing and pulling through materials. The process reveals the two sides (dual nature) and the in-between to this affair.

Abstractly worked, the stitch is used metaphorically for relaying energies and relationship formations.

Spirit Matter Cosmos abstractly references and resonates concepts of duality, the conscious and unconscious, complexity and simplicity, the spirit and alchemy of ‘relationships’ (blood & gold symbolism), transitory formations (the faded) illusions to connections and perceived realities. Always within, is the ‘spirit’, the centre, a voice of wisdom that guides and directs us in and through and beyond the ‘matter’.



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