Lost is inspired by the world below in the deep sea. It explores the theme of unconventional beauty and the irrational fears of the abyss that are ever present in the human psyche. I have tried to capture the anxiety people tend to feel with the hidden, the unseen and the unknown. I aim to raise awareness of these bizarre ocean creatures and try to make others realise their impact on this unique environment. In Lost the jellyfish appears to be caught in the watery mass seeping from the rocks below, swirling without control. Mesmerisingly still, yet turbulent.
The Adrift series was made specifically for my solo exhibition Hidden, Unseen, Unknown in October 2013 at the Kingston Arts Centre G3 Artspace in Melbourne. They are intaglio prints on cotton rag paper. They are made using predominantly aquatint and etching techniques. They are both 24 x 24 cm (image size) and are both editions of 10.
Adrift, intaglio print on cotton rag, 2013
The idea behind the Adrift series was to embody the exact meaning behind the title, to relay an exact emotion I was feeling at the time, a feeling of floating without control, of feeling as though you’re lacking aim, direction and stability. The directional marks in the background of Adrift are used to emphasise this state of feeling.
Adrift II, intaglio print on cotton rag, 2013
Adrift II aims to have the feeling of slow movement. This work was made with the idea to display a feeling of being anchored and yet at the same time a sense of floating and moving with a lack of control, yet not helplessly but serenely.
The series is complete with Endless Midnight III and Endless Midnight IV. This series of watercolour paintings on paper will be part of my solo exhibition at G3 Artspace at the Shirley Burke Theatre at 64 Parkers Rd, Parkdale, VIC in October 2013. The opening night is on Friday the 11th of October from 6-8pm. All welcome.
Endless Midnight IV, watercolour on rag paper, 2013, SOLD
Endless Midnight III, watercolour on rag paper, 2013 SOLD
Endless Midnight II and Endless Midnight I are the other watercolours in the series made in 2012. They are 20 x 20 cm. This series coincides with my Midnightseries. It is an evolving series at the moment, just like my ideas.
Endless Midnight II, watercolour on rag paper, 2012 SOLD
Endless Midnight, watercolour on rag paper, 2012 SOLD
Here is a preview of my etching Beginning that will be in the Impressions exhibition at the Australian Print Workshop. The exhibition opens on Friday the 30th of November from 6-8pm and the exhibition continues until the 2nd of February 2013.
Beginning, intaglio print on cotton rag, 2012 SOLD OUT