SISTERS completed 2023, 39x39cms
This group of paintings came about over a two year transition to a new studio, city to country, another decade on my calendar.
There’s something very ordinary and thrilling in that moment when the prepared canvas is waiting, as I am, to see where it all goes.
Somewhere between the act of looking and the space of imagination my attention is drawn to objects with signs of life; they are various and demand a shift of painting genres between still life, portrait/figure and landscape.
There are rows of patterned, machine-stitched and hand-sewn sculptures hanging in my wardrobe, ghosts of past times waiting to embody the bodied once again. Dresses, shirts, coats, boots, hats, all have become objects worthy of attention and inclusion in the story.
My paintings were on show from the 11th to the 22nd of March 2023 with Sally Cox and Nameer Davis at the Brisbane Institute of Art .
MEDIA: Oil on Stitched Canvas