Saturday, August 30, 2008

Safe in My Boudoir

Work in progress using the beautiful document below.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Beautiful Document

I found this visa for a young Romanian Jewish woman who migrated to Canada in 1920 on the internet. Isn't it beautiful?

New Artist Statement. Portraits of the Unknown.

Portraits of the Unknown.

These are the portraits of the foreign, of those who arrive at a border, inadequately described by their identity documents, hoping to find a safe new home.

Shredded identity documents overlay anonymous egg shaped faces and are over stamped with patterns suggesting the domestic environment.

The works look at two often opposing ideas of domestic security - the ideas of home, the safe haven we make unique with furnishings and patterns we apply to walls and floors and, the idea of national domestic security where our borders are protected by the rigorous enforcement of rules governing conditions of entry.

Friday, August 22, 2008


I have just found out that my application for a residency at Ragdale near Chicago was successful.
I will spend a month there next year........bliss!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The Artists Statement

Today I have been working on my artist's statement. After a period of concentrated making I am now trying to distill all my ideas into a statement which describes my newest body of work. I had written a short sharp statement with a quote from Picasso which amused me but have decided that I need to bite the bullet and write about my work in a manner which is more 'engaging'. 

My Studio Mate

Every artist needs a studio companion. This is Pino.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Shred of Evidence

Detail from Shred of Evidence which I am working on for the 15 Artists Exhibition at Redcliffe gallery in October. I have shredded old zoning maps of Redcliffe which imposed a pattern on the land there and overlaid them with stamps to suggest the water and vegetation that were there before settlement.

Monday, August 11, 2008

A Dream

Yesterday, at breakfast, fellow artist and writer Chris Sharp and I were dreaming about having the funds to rent  the studio space currently available in Breretton Street West End. My partner said 'stop it you are dreaming!' But dreams are good and I do need the space.......and a fairy godparent. in progress

Entrada is still not finished but I am very happy with the dense stamping.


 This image is from an exhibition at COFA in Sydney. The split suitcase says so much a great pictograph.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Post about no Posts

I feel filled with guilt that I haven't been posting. I've been making lots of work and will get the camera out soon. Also I have the endless flu that everyone else also has.

I have had lots of inspiration and fuel for thought after seeing Tim Sharp's show and hearing Nicola Moss talk about her practice.