Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
I was lucky enough to be invited to put in a very late proposal to Brenda May Gallery in the Dank Street complex for a group show called – The Green Show.
I have been working at a company called Emergent Designs : www.emergentdesigns.com.au – which has given me access to all sorts of processes, materials and techniques all with a staff discount!
Emergent has done acrylic face mounting for a while but now have expanded into thick acrylic photo blocks in 20 and 30mm.
I saw a client with some duraclear prints that she was getting mounted onto glass and I thought it would be a great thing to explore.
I thought how I could tie my art practice of mapping and notation into a subject like that and then I saw along Circular Quay a series of brass plaques that have been installed to delineate where the shoreline was in 1788 and in 1841. As I researched this further I discovered that Bennelong point where the Opera House is situated was originally an island. This made me ponder what creates our boundaries and borders both natural and unnatural and how does environmental change affect their position.
So I looked at maps of environmental change – and made maps of my own environment and combined them into images that would work on a level as objects by themselves but also when grouped together would form a layered image – like stratas in the earth .
check out everyone here - link to GREEN SHOW