new work PROJECTS

untitled (blue/black) 2019
collage, gouache, watercolour, ink on hahnm├╝le paper
50 x 50 cm

untitled (silver) 2018
collage, repurposed prints and drawings
etching, aquatint, pencil, watercolour, gouache, ink, charcoal
70.6 x 71.5 cm

windflower 2019
collage, watercolour, gouache, acrylic, ink, pigment on magnani paper
74 x 70.4 mm

grid drawing (prussian blue) 2018
oil, pigment, pencil on japanese hoop pine
30.1 x 22.6 cm

untitled 2019
collage, watercolour, gouache, ink, charcoal, acrylic on paper
85 x 70.4 cm

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Five Walls Gallery, Melbourne May 2019

New Work is a selection of non-representational drawing and collage from an ongoing series that uses the act of making and drawing as a meditative process. It continues my investigation of materials including paper, fabric, charcoal, ink, pencil and paint. Whilst essentially abstract, the work evokes the landscape: the sky and the sea, plant forms, light and shadows.

Exploring line, surface texture, pattern and repetition, grids emerge and dissolve. Viewed from a distance the works appear minimal and geometric; there is a sense of stillness, quiet and serenity. Closer inspection reveals heavily detailed fragments of delicate line, muted hues, subtle markings and a depth of materiality that divulges the laborious physical processes and repetition experienced during making. Each collage work is patiently created over a period of many weeks, composed of repurposed drawings and etchings.