Below is the body of work that was ‘Between Two Places‘. In short, it is ‘a recording of my experience of landscape’, both land and sea.
“There is a timelessness to the currents of the ocean and the breath of the wind, but we interact with these locations so briefly that their magnificence is lost on us. Our experience of the created world is just a taste of its fullness and beauty – it offers us so much more should we just stop moving and be still in it.
Drift in the waves, walk in the shallows, lay in the warm sand.
Between Two Places is an exhibition of paintings that reflects on our relationship to place, noting that sometimes we’re merely ‘passing through’ a location and fail to feel the place, see the place, hear the place.
Drawing on coastal and semi-arid Western Australia – the South West and the North West – these paintings are recordings of my experiences of places. Sharp, tricky reefs, sandy headlands, powdery red dust, comforting sun rises.
They are grateful postcards from memories between land and sea.
All paintings produced between Spring 2016 and Spring 2017.”
I’ll have some more detailed writing to accompany this soon.
Until then, enjoy the paintings,
Thistles and Seeds, Spray and acrylic on wood, 60cm x 60cm
Waterhole, Spray, gouache and acrylic on wood, 80cm x 80cm
Harbour, Spray, ink and acrylic on wood, 40cm x 40cm
Currents 1, Spray, ink and acrylic on wood, 40cm x 40cm
Currents 2, Spray, ink and acrylic on wood, 40cm x 40cm
Currents 3, Spray and acrylic on wood, 40cm x 40cm
Squall, Spray and acrylic on wood, 40cm x 40cm
Drift, Spray, ink and acrylic on wood, 40cm x 40cm
Lagoon, Spray and acrylic on wood, 60cm x 60cm
Banksia, Spray, ink and acrylic on wood, 80cm x 80cm
The Mountains to the Sea, Spray, acrylic and ink on wood, 106cm x 82cm
Nest 1, Spray, acrylic and pastel on wood, 90cm x 60cm
Nest 2, Spray, acrylic and pastel on wood, 91cm x 61cm
The Making of Seashells, Spray, acrylic, ink, oil and pastel on wood, 106cm x 82cm