Fragments of Nature The Spirit of the Tropics 2015
This body of work represents my response to capturing the beauty and spirit of the Australian tropical landscape. To understand the landscape I explored and immersed myself within the spirit of the land by spending quiet meditative time within the environment to awaken all of my senses and appreciate nature. I was inspired to connect and work within a collaboration process with nature to incorporate the natural elements and to capture the essence of the physical shapes textures and colours.
John Wolseley’s interpretation of nature through his art motivates and inspires me. John moves within the landscape and is part of the landscape as he absorbs the environment (Grishin 2015).I experimented with Wolsey’s techniques of getting amongst the environment and being one with nature. I used his frottage techniques on the plants, ground and surfaces by rubbing and pressing the paper to capture the expressive forms, tones and line markings.
Mosaic of bright coloured squares arranged in a grid, Materials: Acrylic ink on water paper, 2015, dimensions: 44.5cm x 44.5cm
Collection of four coloured images of fern fronds, shells, seeds, and leaves, Materials: Acrylic ink on water paper, 2015, dimensions: 4 works 10.2 x 10.2cm
: Collection of three subdued coloured images of fern fronds, leaf and shell. Materials: Acrylic ink on water paper, 2015, dimensions: 3 works 28 x 35cm