Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
My busy schedule of work at the moment has meant the vegie garden at home has been sadly neglected. Thankfully we planted a lot of perennials that carry on growing with a minimum of attention. With all the wonderful rain this season, there has been a great harvest of pumpkins, passion fruit and paw paw. These will take care of soup and dessert, with plenty left over to share.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
The painting below is of the Brachychiton rupestris foliage. Viewed as though looking directly down on the crown of the tree, I was fascinated by the pattern of leaves and crown structure.
Monday, April 13, 2009
I am busy working on pieces for my upcoming exhibition, Greenbelt, opening in May. Having spent several months researching, developing ideas and refining concepts, time to complete the physical works is growing short. An intense period of activity is underway to realise the culmination of observations and ideas.
Greenbelt observes place and change in the Gold Coast City, Australia's most biodiverse city and an area experiencing rapid population growth. This exhibition is the first presentation of works developing from a research project looking at the role that people play in shaping habitat. Works explore competition between conservation and development..... where do we find a balance?
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Plants form the 'foundation of life' providing food, oxygen, shelter and shade, materials for heating, clothing and building, medicine, paper and more. For me trees symbolise the continuum of life and the connectedness of life. Trees can be seen as landmarks in the landscape, we may have memories of childhood trees or feel warmed by each years growth of seedlings we planted.
What do you love about trees?
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
The painting below was inspired by a pattern of 'constellation' like marks that were present on the domed top of an agaricus, large flat-topped mushroom like fungi that sprouted in my garden.