Give & Receive

Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

Innisfail, Australia

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Artist's Description

+ Medium/s: Acrylic, mixed media, collage.
+ Support: canvas.
+ Original size: 8″ × 6″
+ The original work was first exhibited at Cairns Regional Gallery, Postcard Exhibition and sold through the silent bidding auction process.

ABOUT: Initially I was inspired by the challenge to introduce my actual 3D vessel object forms into the 2D format . This has lead me to
a) creating ‘miniature’ vessel forms’ (which I nicknamed ‘finger’ pots),
b) cutting/slicing a form
c) collaging in low-relief. and then
d) combining with the drawing/painting of the familiar and favorite shapes of my 3D forms.

Views: 2777 (as at 18 Mar.2015)
Views: 3473 (as at 14 Jan 2016)


  • IKONesque ~ 9 May 2012

  • Top Ten Challenge Winner in Christmas Time Challenge > Women Painters group (Dec2013)
  • ‘TOP TEN Challenge Winner’ in the "Textures* Challenge": > Women Painters group (April 2015)
  • TOP TEN Winner in the Something Unique and Pink Challenge in the #1 Favorites (Lots of Challenges!) group (7.01.2016)

    Artist Statement
  • The basket/vessel imagery used is a symbol-metaphor for our being, how we fill ‘with meaning’ (open, receptive, upright form) and empty, pour out (upside down image) our ’’thoughtful’’ thoughts in words and deeds! The colours used and ‘x’ shapes imply one’s physical and spiritual ‘connections’ and ‘relationships’ as we keep transforming as humans ‘being’.
  • I also relate my vessel images to the music symbol shapes of the ‘U’ and its inverted – ‘upside down U’ (which I cannot type literally). They relate to processes of how much we are open/receptive/for transcending our physical ‘barriers’ to beyond and closed/blocking out/used as a protective barrier/nurture. These two shapes in ‘reflection’ symbolize eg. duality, opposites ie. yin and yan, etc., are a representation of one’s life’s-work and of giving and receiving.

Artwork Comments

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