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.
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.