Busy creating new Nature Inks for my artwork, all from my garden in an effort to be more sustainable in my practice.
But also, I am loving the effects I can achieve with plant materials, definitely not high on the 'repeatability' ranking, as synthetic pigments are. But so variable and unpredictable - fantastic!
Hooray for Kit Kelen and crew in getting Project 365+1 Blog up and running. Thanks for allowing me to contribute for October! To see the entries, click here.
In my recent trip I was too long from home, but what experiences; being knocked off my feet by Iguazu Falls, Argentina and Brazil. Definitely inspiring new art works...
now that I am back to my bush studio...
Fantastic to find a great new teacher in Andrew Lo who is moving up to the Mid North Coast from Sydney, like many of us!
He has helped me learn so much about paper for my new Nature Inks work. But I'm also using some more traditional inks in some current works on Saatchi Online.
Grow your own Art is an essay on my new artistic direction, turning to nature for my materials as well as inspiration. I discuss influences such as Environment and
Asian art, my mother's art and my love of the natural world.
You can link to the article - see below.
In England I worked in an oak wood with my new project around trees. Mostly I've been using extracts from oak
leaves and bark to create some new works, although these
are not in a finished state yet. For more on this work, please
see my Inspiration page.
Finalist in the General Fiction section of the Eric Hoffer Award in the US.
'challenging, inspirational, and nearly impossible to predict.' Michael Radon USR
Read full review here.
And another great review of SFFAW. See here for link.
Short Fiction for an Absurd World is now available on Amazon as e-book and paperback. Includes prizewinning story 'A Sensation of Falling'. Available now at this link.
a sunny day and the river curls around the land...