Dover Heights, Australia
Beginning with an idea, a memory, a feeling, the trace of a relational exchange, I use my hands to allow my embodied experience to trace marks across a surface. My hands leave traces in color, texture and shape on the surface of paper or linen; marks made by paint brushes and oil stick add to the visual palimpsest. The act of making becomes a re-membering and re-cycling of emotional and psychological experience through the transformation of energy. As the work progresses, perspectives change, and unexpected new layers of meaning emerge. That which is internal and invisible becomes visible and known. Traces accumulate, the image develops a life of its own, demanding responsiveness from the maker and the viewer. A story unique to the image unfolds. Marks on the surface hover, push forward, retreat away; they might suggest form and then immediately deny that, emphasizing instead their integrity and sensuality. The viewer is invited to feel themselves into the drawing or the painting’s journey and to allow the resultant image to facilitate an inner journey.
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