A moment etched

A moment etched

As the deep green reflections merge with the purple greys of mud and decaying branches, my kayak edges in beneath this majestic Water Gum Tree. Above is fresh foliage in the new canopy as the rains have come, after a year of harsh drought and all are grateful. In...

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The liminal

The liminal

I’ve always been fascinated by liminal and in-between spaces. There is something very rich and latent and a tad edgy about these spaces. It is a feeling of possibility and potentiality and of uncertainty and change. Liminal spaces are often described as transitional,...

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Feelings of connectedness…

Feelings of connectedness…

Stepping outside into the sunshine and luxuriating in such a simple pleasure can be seen as an act of defiance and hope. Tuning into the many gifts we have in Australia and feeling this pleasure and gratitude, is what I believe we need to do to feel good each day....

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And the River flows on…

The silvery moonlight was sparkling so brightly on the river this morning, shining through the foliage of the River Oaks. It’s my favourite time, very early morning and often between 4:00 AM to 5:00AM, before noisy humans wake up. As I look out onto the garden, I see...

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My Collaborators: River, Trees and Artists

My Collaborators: River, Trees and Artists

The materials and processes I use while creating my pieces are vital in ensuring that I can truly capture a moment- a feeling, a living soul from nature. If the paper is not strong enough, the river current will simply swallow it and take it with the tide. How would I proceed if the paper is not absorbing enough water, so the river and mud cannot freely move and imprint the paper with swirls, roots, and ripples? The piece could not create the desired effect for the viewer, which is the goal behind all my creations.

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My River Journey

My River Journey

My art practice encompasses many different angles of these landscapes, which I show through my drawing, mixed media, and installation pieces. I have developed such a personal insight into kinship, especially regarding these trees and will be showing casing this in a three part blog series.

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On the river’s edge we meet

On the river’s edge we meet

I skim low across the river’s surface and come upon a remnant stand of grand old trees. They are twisted and gnarled, shaped by powerful surges of the river in flood. I edge closer, manoeuvring around splayed, overhanging limbs to feel their living presence. I sit...

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