This past weekend I visited the Lamington National Park. It is always wonderful to experience and connect with nature. We did many walks over the two days including Moran Falls and Tree top walk. The expansive views overlook the McPherson Ranges. I really enjoyed the stillness. It was wonderful to escape the busyness for a few days to recharge ourselves, rest, relax and appreciate nature. Nature is always inspiring.
Thursday, 23 November 2017
In the Hold. I decided to connect the waxed hexagonal pieces with my hair. The hair on the table was my hair from when I was a small child. My mother had kept it all these years. It was so long at one stage I could sit on it. I wanted it to be a very personal connection. It was a very difficult and challenging thing to do. It meant I needed to thread the needle 6 times per join. It was tough going on the eyes and patience. I was amazed just how strong the hair was.
I am so blessed to have been able to be apart of the Artists residency program initiated by the Aspley State School to tackle the theme of Sustainability. Thankyou Artist Wendy for giving me this opportunity to work with the Grade 1 children and congratulations on planning and delivering curriculum based creative arts to over 700 children. It was a wonderful experience.
it was so lovely to have the opportunity to work with other fabulous artists, Susanne, Cielle, Conchita, Wendy, Deb and Alicia. They are all inspiring artists and inspiring women.
A huge thankyou to the wonderful Principal and Grade 1 teachers at the school.
Monday, 25 September 2017
Friday, 1 September 2017
Many months have passed and finally my current work is at a stage where I am starting to put it together. Lots of casting, layering of paper, experimenting has taken place. Armature has been welded and structurally, it is ready to go.
Lots of things I have tried have not worked. What I thought would be perfect was terrible. Somethings I have decided on are the wax dip and using jump rings.