Tuesday, March 31, 2015

In the studio

Work in progress - a bit like a jigsaw puzzle, but I don't know what the final image will look like....yet.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Mater Children's Hospital Building Commemorative Commission


My hand cut paper work 'To resolve to be good today, but better tomorrow' has been installed in the foyer of the recently refurbished former Mater Children's Hospital Building, Brisbane.
The commission brings together connections of legacy, culture and community to honour the decommissioning of Mater Children's Hospital.

The paper cut triptych features hands representing care and commitment in services provided, connection to community and children, and Sisters of Mercy as Founders.

This commission was developed in conjunction with iAM Projects, with thanks to Renai, Michelle and Jon.
Also a special mention to my nieces and nephews - Will, Lucas, Abbie, Grace, Indie and Angus for making me some kid-size hand prints, Thank you.
 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Chuck Close at MCA

 



MCA's recent show - Chuck Close: Prints, Process and Collaboration - WOW!
I was delighted to have an opportunity to see this exhibition when recently in Sydney. The generosity of seeing plate proofs, mylar stencils, individual wood blocks and paper pulp screens was amazing. The workings of a master innovative artist, Chuck Close extends and pushes the limits of each medium, process and scale he investigates.
It was an interesting show too, to be aware of my eyes preference for incomplete proofs. For me, many of the one-third, half-way and two-third complete plate proofs were more intriguing than the fully realised and editioned work. There is something enigmatic about the half appearing face or subject. During the printing process, proofs have more space for my eye to rest, more contrast perhaps in the very worked and still to worked areas that appeals to me strongly. The completed works are extraordinary, don't get me wrong, but I am drawn to the abstract qualities and contrasts of the proofing stage.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Leichhardt Open Studio Trail weekend


 ArtCycle Inc. listening to an impromptu curator floor talk at Art Est. Art School and Gallery. As you can see below, I had a good time at the Scientia opening drinks with artists afternoon, held in conjunction with LOST - Leichhardt Open Studio Trail and Art Month Sydney. Artwork pictured is 'Resource Ecology (Conserve-Develop)', hand cut from a single piece of Fabriano paper.

With thanks to Jennifer and Lisa at Art Est. and Susan and Faye for joining in an afternoon of gallery hopping - and providing transport - cheers x.