Familiar Series 2017
Perceptions from afar are not always accurate: our acceptance of the traditional Muslim faith is being challenged by new visions of radicalism and terrorism, resulting in once-familiar decorative Islamic designs, symbols and Middle Eastern calligraphy now evoking, for some, fear and suspicion. In Familiar I have created a series of images to demystify the ‘other’ by connecting recognisable Australian imagery with familiar emblems of geometric patterned tiles and golden prayer mats, offering the viewer an avenue to engage with and acknowledge Australia’s cohesive communities.
Libéralité: New ideas free from prejudice
Papaver – Symbol of remembrance.
The Follower Series
Lithograph and Collage
The Follower series reinforces the certainty that power is vested in the people and can be exercised by them directly. Australia’s system of representation and delegated authority should not be seen as a reason for careless acceptance of political decisions or events.
Lithograh and Collage
At the whim of the currents, the pandanus pine remains steadfast.
MNEMOSYNE, the Goddess of Memory and her daughters the nine muses, with their modern memory devices.
MEMORY EXHIBITION: Beth Hulme Gallery North Fitzroy 2013
WORK IN PROGRESS:
‘ME’ Collage 2013
“Your Place or Mine?” Collage 2013
In this Auxin Series I explore the symbolic play between the life cycle of plants, their germination, flower, fruit, seed, and decay and the cycle of our own physical development and emotional rebirth.
I worked on this series throughout 2012 and early 2013.