Wednesday, September 18, 2013


Work continues in earnest on the group exhibition Wonder Room at Maroondah Art Gallery. There is still much to do before we hang the show on October 15, but progress has definitely been made. Last night at a meeting with fellow artists Rona Green, Paul Compton and Heather Shimmen (four out of the five WR crew) I was privileged to see some of their fantastical Wonder Room artwork and thrilled to get a real sense of how our collective vision is beginning to converge: the show’s title is certainly apt.

Here is another of my own humble contributions. Quicksand is from a suite of fourteen miniature silhouettes. (See also previous blog post that features the first in the series, Tall Poppies).

Like Tall Poppies, Quicksand also served as the basis for a one-of-a-kind vertical concertina book, which is also destined for Wonder Room. The artwork for both books has just been completed. To preview them in their unbound state, visit Moth Woman Press HERE

Pictured left: Quicksand, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 12.5 x 7.5 cm.   
Photograph by Tim Gresham.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Spring Blooms: Tall Poppies

Previewed in this post is Tall Poppies, one of fourteen newly completed miniature silhouette paintings that will make their debut in the group exhibition Wonder Room in mid-October. The series evolved directly from the miniature paintings and unique artist books that were exhibited in my solo show Tall Tales at Hand Held Gallery back in July.  

It is the introduction of selective areas of colour that most markedly differentiates this series from the earlier paintings. This, and their tall, narrow compositions, aligns them more closely with the vertical concertina artist books. Like the previous, even more diminutive black on white silhouette paintings, several of the new works, including this one, will serve as the basis for an artist book. To see the artist book Tall Poppies in progress, visit Moth Woman Press HERE.

Pictured left: Tall Poppies, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 12.5 x 7.5 cm.