‘Shadows and bare branches’
These tall forms
with elongated shadows
reference my childhood landscape.
I think of standing in it
the sounds, smells and muted colours
the dry sclerophyll bush
quartzite cliffs and the wild wattle of the place I grew
In the Pyrenees region of Victoria.
An enclosed space
With an entry and exit
A form that holds an
A chosen Solitude
Thoughts about light
Shimmers and is muted
The foundations of this work lies in the painting, Solitude, by Clarice Beckett.
Through these soft feminine forms with a shell that is strong but appears brittle, and an interior space that invites a moment of stillness to reflect , I want to bring awareness to one female artist.
It continues my interest in women artists and how they have been perceived, and whose work is often marginalised, throughout the history of art.