The Endlessly Searching series are intaglio prints using predominantly aquatint. These three works were exhibited in my solo exhibition Hidden, Unseen, Unknown in 2013 and were again exhibited in the River Studios Window Walk as part of the Craft Cubed festival in 2018.
This watercolour was made in 2012. It was exhibited at my solo exhibition Hidden, Unseen, Unknown in October 2013. I have created this jellyfish using delicate watercolour brush marks, representing the ephemeral aspects of this animal. Without directly representing water, one can imagine the sea swirling around this creature. The ocean is still a place of wonder and awe, full of creatures like these. It continues to hold many secrets.
Searching was created for my solo exhibition Hidden, Unseen, Unknown in October of 2013. This watercolour on rag paper portrays a creature that dwells beneath the waves in an unknown sea of blue. The jellyfish is floating, looming from a predominantly unseen world.
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.
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 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.
This watercolour made in 2011 was displayed at the Kingston Arts Centre G3 Artspace as part of my solo exhibition Hidden, Unseen, Unknown in October 2013. This exhibition included 26 artworks spanning the last five years of my career. You can read some reviews of the exhibition by going to the links section.
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.