COVID Gallery 2020

COVID Calendar – September 2020
30 days hath September and in my solitude I mark the days on my COVID calendar, making a daily addition by collaging onto a lithograph COVID background. With each day, a new image accompanies a different emotion, 30 in total they reflect my daily feelings. Some days I am filled with trepidation about the pandemic and on other occasions I embrace the solace and solitude for forced contemplation and personal growth. I celebrate Tuesday the first of September 2020, Winter is behind me and reduced pandemic restrictions allow me to embrace the optimism of Spring and the anticipation of feeling connected again.

Mesa 2019

MESA series
‘To roam unfettered over the vast expanses of the great South West with only the natural barriers of the river gorge and mountain range to limit wanderings.’
1868 Land Treaty United States and Navajo People, New Mexico.

Inspired by a visit to the USA’s South West my Mesa series pays homage to the enduring and definitive images of the American West. Monument Valley’s majestic mesas, Navajo Native American jewellery, petroglyphs, and the area’s seasonal colours have influenced my hand drawn and printed, limited edition lithographs and collages.

Renovate Now 2019

Advertising pseudo happiness: our increased obsession with the material, our possessions and our house. With the constant bombardment of advertising and reality home shows we have an illusion of freedom to choose when in fact the abundance of choice can infringe liberty.
This images responds to the Brunswick Noel Counihan Commemorative Art Award theme of Language and Liberty.

Home Affairs 2017

Department of HOME AFFAIRS 2017

This Series acknowledges Australia’s eligible skills occupations for migration.

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Last Chance Vacation 2017

Last Chance Vacation 2017
The 1951 Refugee Convention recognises the right of persons to seek asylum from persecution in other countries. These images reference the USA travel ban from Muslim majority countries.

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Familiar 2017

Familiar Series 2017
Perceptions from afar are not always accurate: Our acceptance of the traditional Muslim faith is being challenged by new visions of extremism, 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.

Welcome wallHenna HandsHennaWelcome wallOpening NightFamiliar  Last Chance Vacation     C'arn the Roos  C'arn the Blues  C'arn the Doggies C'arn the Pies C'arn the Dons

Lithograph 15cm x 15 cm

Lithograph 15cm x 15 cm

 

 

Libéralité 2016

Libéralité:  New ideas free from prejudice

 

 

 

 

Papaver Series: 2015

Papaver  – Symbol of remembrance.

 

Collage: The Follower Series 2015

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.

Collage Plantae Series 2014

Plantae:

Lithograh and Collage

At the whim of the currents, the pandanus pine remains steadfast.