The art works shown here are fragments of my life’s journey……adventures in a quest for beauty and truth, via various medium such as batik, oil, watercolour and mixed media…….A kaleidoscope of personal triumphs, failures, trials and tribulations.
Monday, August 18, 2008
71 x 91cm
Oil on canvas
50.5 x 61.5 cm
Oil on canvas
71 x 91cm Oil on canvas
New work inspired by the late autumn view in Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest German heritage village.
My works are the representation of several influences and ideas. I use the iron laced windows and balconies images as focal points and relate to architectural, placing them within various surrounds that will allow a shift in perceived ideas about the landscape and the forms. I reworked the ornamentally constructed iron lace in Sydney, Paddington terraces and cut out lace designs into a painterly format. Layered shapes and patterns act as mnemonic devices, triggering memories of places, experiences and alternative realities. I found these old buildings and streetscapes fascinating, especially its designs, patterns and textures. This urban landscape evokes a sense of patterning. It also provides a visual means of reconciliation where one is able to find fulfillment in the ordinary pathways of everyday life. I looked into the fine depictions of ordinary things – an elegantly iron laced windows and balconies. My hope is that these designs will evoke something of a vanished era. Cast Iron in all its forms, is affectionately regarded as a lasting symbol of 19th century craftsmanship. It is seen as a reminder of a more graceful past: an age with time to devote to purely decorative details. I encourage the viewer to reconsider the richness of its visual language.