Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Fortunate to visit National Gallery of Australia Canberra

This was the first time I had visited  the National Gallery in Canberra. Incredible and inspiring sculptures in the sculpture garden and inside the gallery. Glorious building and surrounds.

Work developing

Sometimes it takes a long time before a project can begin. So much thought and  development takes place before physical work can start.  These are some of the amazing responses I have received from the women taking part. Working at home can be a lonely process.  I am always so grateful for the joyous connection that comes through these works with the wonderful women that participate.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Exploring marble

I have been very fortunate to spend 10 days  with other inspiring sculptors exploring marble as a medium. This was my outcome an ancient warrior. He doesn't have a name as yet. I am working on that. Thank you to all for making it an amazing experience, wonderful company, food and the joy of creating.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Progress happening

August, September, have been amazing months spent with family after the wonderful arrival of our Grandson Emmett.
Only small snippets of time have been able to be taken for my new project Laying Bare. However I am making slow and steady progress. To date I have received over 146 responses from women participating in the project, my aim is for around 250. The work is developing and starting to take on a life of its own.My question was :" What expectation or fear do you feel burdened by"?. It is personal, anonymous and will hopefully give women a voice. I am hoping acknowledgment and awareness of these burdens may help us release them and also realise we are not alone in these feelings.
 If you would like to participate please contact me.
I was very fortunate to spend the day in Sydney and got to see the  2016 Archibald Prize, Wynne and Sulman prizes and the Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera exhibition from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection. After studying Frida for many years it was a fabulous experience to see some of the works up close.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Joyous Arrival

My husband Mike and I have become Grandparents. What unmeasurable joy. Emmett Douglas came into our lives on the 13th July. We are truly blessed.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

5 day trip

It has been a busy few months steadily working on the new project. I was fortunate to be able to take a short break and have just returned from a 5 day trip to Ayers Rock.
Thankyou to the Anangu who are the traditional owners of Uluru and Kata Tjuta and the surrounding land. Anangu have cared for this land for tens of thousands of years. I am truly grateful they have allowed me to share and learn about their land and culture and build my own connection with it.
I truly believe it was the cleanest air I have ever breathed. The stillness was so beautiful. The field of light installation by Artist Bruce Munro totally inspiring. The night sky luminous.
It has been a magnificent experience.
 We went for a guided 12klm walk around the base of Uluru. Awe inspiring.

Taking in the beautiful stillness.

British Artist Bruce Munro Field of Light installation 50,000 radiant frosted handcrafted light stems solar powered.
Covering an area nearly the size of 7 football fields. I got to walk amongst the installation. A magical experience. I have come home very inspired.

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

New project is underway

                                                While on a short break away
                                                I started the process for my new project.
                                                No casting or plaster or feet in this one,
                                                again exploring the shared experiences of women today.
                                                This time I am asking a question and the answer is written
                                                on rice paper which will be randomly and anonymously
                                                placed in an installation later in the year. I am very excited
                                                about this work. I truly appreciate the generosity of women
                                                to participate.