Here in FNQ for a residency with Inkmasters and the Tanks. I will pursue my own work, teach a workshop in monotype, do a demonstration in Encaustic for Printmakers and a short workshop for year 10’s at a local college.
Here in Cairns, nature is rampant! I get to go to the Botanical Gardens each day, and walk the boardwalk to the studio. Such a joy!
This will be a wonderful exhibition, and I am lucky enough to have been invited to send work from my ‘Text’ series of monotypes. Unfortunately I can’t get there this time. If you are near Haacht, Belgium, please go along.
I’m really enjoying the contemplative process of making these works. This one combines burnt paper with a print taken in ink from that paper, and some coloured pencil. However, soon I’ll be seeing holes in my sleep!
I’m also working with the heavily rusted, torn and stitched paper I made last year, forming large pieces into smaller draped and folded forms. Why stick to two dimensions when three is so interesting?
They reminded me of red earth cliffs one might see as one approaches land from the sea, so I’ve called them Landfall 1 and 2. These pieces will be exhibited at Artsite Gallery in March this year.
I’ve been away for 5 weeks in Europe, but back on deck now, if a little cabbage headed from jet lag…….
Id like to invite you to the Greenwich Village Arts Trail next weekend, the 10th and 11th of October. My studio, at 29B Innes Road, will be open from 10am till 4pm, just one of seventeen studios in Greenwich which will be open at the weekend. Please call in for a drink and a chat.