Monday, March 24, 2014

Weep heads to its new home...

Weep is finally framed (by the wonderful team at
Chapman & Bailey in Abbotsford) and is shown here
in the gallery (Gould Galleries, Sth Yarra) ready to be
shipped to its new home in Sydney NSW - very satisfying!

and here it is when it was first draped over the ingenious sub-frame,
covered in Kappa board and canvas - the work was then painstakingly
pinned to the sub-frame before it was placed in its enormous box frame.

'Magnolia georgiana' 2014

After Georg Dionysius Ehret's Magnificent magnolia 1743
and cropped to reference Georgia O'Keefe

Monday, March 3, 2014

Magnificent magnolia...

Today I began a new work and a slightly new approach, in reclaimed textiles - reinterpreting a magnificent Magnolia grandiflora, painted in 1743 by Georg Dionysius Ehret (1708-70). I'm using my well worn relief-assemblage technique, but the image is cropped and will fill the whole picture plane. I'm also using whole flower and other motifs to build the image, rather than dissecting them into tiny fragments as I have done in previous works. Hopefully this will be a less painstaking, and slightly quicker process than in the past.