16 Aug The River Maps
The river maps have been ongoing since The Hill show earlier this year.
Still drawing inspiration from the Darling River I have been working on a series of smaller works and some lengths of silk as well.
The works on paper have a much more earthy feel shown above with the piece below titled ‘Along the River’ (h) 25cm x (w) 115cm . This piece is a reminder of an afternoon spent along the banks of the river. These works are currently on display at Essential Object in Tathra.
This work above is the first in a series of river map scrolls – ink on german etching and hand stitched with jute. They follow the ‘Flow’ scrolls from The Hill exhibition and measure (w) 380mm x (h) 105mm with blackwood hangers. Below is a detail showing the blackwood hangers and details of drawing with ink and stitching.
The silk series are hand painted onto gumma silk with ink and food colouring with pebbles and river silt delicately placed along the edge of the shape of the river to form subtle marks that echo watermarks. These works are in the process of being stitched together as a series of three scrolls measuring (w) 300mm x (h) 3.5metres for a show called ‘Creative Alchemy’ opening at Belconnen Arts Centre in September.