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.
Nocturnal Ballet is a lithograph that I made with some help from Peter Lancaster who is a wonderful master lithographer from Lancaster Press. He recommended the technique used in the background which worked wonderfully. This work was one of a number of works that were recently in a show at Carbon Black Gallery in Prahran called Stop Press which coincided with IMPACT 7, a printmaking conference held here in Melbourne. This particular work is the 3rd state print from the Nocturnal Ballet series.