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A New work

Title: Then She Was Rising Size 120 x 90 cm

20-07-2022

After a 3 month break spent insulating and rearranging my studio, this is the first new work.

It sat in my studio with just the background and chair for months.

I feel I got that sense of floating or rising well in this one.

Surprisingly it was sold even before it was finished thanks to instagram and Traffic Jam Galleries.

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A Work For My Own Wall

Whale Song Rising Size 120 x 90 cm

Whale Song Rising

A Work For My Own Wall

This work is one from the Deep Ocean series I occasionally add to.  A pod of Sperm whales rise from the deep singing to each other. in the for ground, two tired old lounge chairs rest on the ground. A place for contemplation, either well used or long forgotten. And to the right a woman floats, rising gradually.

Is it the whale song that raises her to defy gravity? Or is it a dream state in her mind? Perhaps there is no connection but happen stance. Perhaps not. 

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Altitude of the Mind​

Altitude of the Mind is a work exploring the idea that the conscious  mind is the high country and that not every idea flies.

Altitude of the Mind​ is a work exploring the idea that the conscious  mind is the high country and that not every idea flies.

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A new work for my up coming Mini exhibition at Traffic Jam Galleries 15 – 30 March

Sky Plant, Comfortable Orchid Size 90 x 90 cm

This a work for my up coming mini exhibition of eight works at Traffic Jam Galleries in Neutral Bay, Sydney. Running March 15 – 30.

This old green, felt arm chair has a kakadama ( moss ball ) orchid floating within the chair but not touching it. Its it coincidence or is there a connection between there two? Both are depicted high above the clouds. A jarring setting for such personable items. It raises the questions, why? How? 

Have fun answering them, or not. 

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A New Direction

Title: Dancing With Nautili, Size 90 x 120 cm Acrylic on Canvas

I’ve been working towards a way to include the human figure for a while and  this is the best resolved attempt thus far. I’ve just sold this one through Boltspace in Maitland. A collector from Newcastle seemed to agree with me. It brings together the joy of the dancer with the isolation of a practice space. Yet the freedom to imagine flowing with the nautili as she feels the energy of the dance, transcending, if just in the moment, that isolation. 

I had a lot of joy in capturing the distressed, decaying room, but what I really am happy with is the light falling across the subject from left to right. 

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New work at Boltspace

Stag Ball

Title: Stag Ball Size: 106.5 x 80 cm Medium: Acrylic on canvas

A new work and arrived at Boltspace. Continuing the line of work that plays with suspending gravity. This work depicts a stag horn that has been fashion out of a moss ball. An example of Kokedama, the Japanese practice of moss ball plantings. The landscape is near Rosebrook, NSW. This work invokes wandering plants and the disjunction of exotic plants in our landscape.