Layers - Beneath the surface (Panel 2 of 4)

Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

Innisfail, Australia

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  • One of four individual mixed-media/collage work panels that make up the enigmatic work titled ‘Layers – Beneath the surface’.
  • Medium/s used: Collage, paper, pastel, acrylic
  • Support: Stretched canvas – size of each – 512 × 614mm.
  • The unit of 4 works are grouped together – two on top, two at bottom. This particular one takes the position at Top Right (No.2 of 4).

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  • Classic Collage (28.06.2017)

  • The work was completed and selected for the unique curated group exhibition ‘Cross Currents’, 2002, which was about highlighting a cultural exchange of practices & ideas between both our local talented fine artists and invited overseas Japanese guest artists. The show first exhibited at the Sugarama Gallery, ASIM, Mourilyan, Queensland, after which a certain number of sized works were selected to go on tour around Queensland.


  • This particular composition was inspired/influenced by
    + a) my continual observations of Innisfail’s night lights seen as surface water reflections on the wide tidal Johnstone River.
    I see these reflected night lights constantly changing and varying in their surface patterns across the night waters on a continual evening basis. It is evidence of the affects from the ebb and flow of cyclic sea tides, cross currents and weather conditions.
    + b) the multi-layered and undulating landscape of the tropical region.
    + c) my life drawing/painting practice. The colourful, mark-made imagery used in this collage work comes from further breaking down my colourful figurative abstract imagery which was initially drawn quickly from multiple life figure poses to capture essential gestural movements.

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