Traces is a contemplation of Antarctic landscapes.
This body of work is in development.
This collection of work is an assemblage of the elements of living that offer the artist comfort and solace: nature, sea, light, shelter.
It also operates around the notion of gathering objects and impressions – recording traces, mapping tactility and thinking about belonging. Shifting aspects of experiences are given a permanent stillness and strength, whilst still being ultimately very fragile, echoing protective forms found in nature, like shells or carapaces.
This work was created in collaboration with printmaker Helen Mueller. Made in memory of a late mutual friend, it consisted of 12 porcelain bowls with fragile edges, printed with fragments of the lost friend’s handwriting.
Finding friendship in the filaments of friendship spun by another we once knew
Gone now, the memories linger in our stories of him, forever young and reckless
Held now in the vessels of our making
Finding, each of us, our place to slow him
This series is a contemplation of the sea and the shore, in particular the area between high and low tidemarks; the ‘littoral zone’.
These works were reflective of the artist’s reconnection with the sea when she returned to live on the coast after years inland.
The surfaces interpret the undulations in waves, sand and travelling shoals of fish.
Lino and plaster are used as intaglio printing plates.
Lost in translation
Lost in translation refers to breakdown in communication.
The artist expresses this in varied ways: through tightly knotted scrolls, obscured indecipherable text, unfamiliar symbols and foreign scripts.
Lithophanes are artworks etched or moulded into translucent porcelain and activated when backlit.
The artist has continued to revisit this technique in various bodies of work, exploring the translucency of porcelain when illuminated.
These works emit a warm glow that may offer a sense of comfort.
Rock pool is a response to a lithograph of the same name by Australian artist Colin Lanceley. This work was part of a Maitland Regional Art Gallery project where artists were asked to respond to a chosen work from the gallery collection.
The artworks draw on the shapes, textures, colours and patterns of rock pools and Lanceley’s interpretation of them.
Stitches in time
This work focuses on the simultaneous security and constraint of the domestic space.
Reference is made to objects and textures from colonial womens’ history; needlecraft made by women for functional and decorative purposes in the home. An acknowledgment of womens’ struggle and survival.
As this history has been poorly documented I want to acknowledge and celebrate the lives and contribution of these women.