In late February this year I was very excited to receive a request to have one of my paintings as the cover feature for the The Independent [UK] newspaper's special International Women's Day supplement. The photo below shows both the paper and the original painting. The painting featured in the Saturday March 7, 2015 edition and comes from my Adam and Eve...and THAT Tree series.
The painting's title is: She was not made out of his head to surpass him, nor from his feet to be trampled on, but from his side to be equal to him, and near his heart to be dear to him. [Jamieson-Fausset Brown Bible Commentary]Oil on linen 80 x 120 cm 2009
I have again been invited to participate in the $30,000 Tattersall's Landscape Art Award, September this year.
Exhibition Dates: Tuesday 21 July - Sunday 2 August
Open Daily 10 am - 6 pm or by appointment
Graydon Gallery, 29 Merthyr Rd, New Farm, Brisbane, Australia.
I will send invitations nearer the time for Drinks With The Artist Night, Artist's Talk and more.
I 'play' with perspective, landscape, the tree-of-life symbol, cosmology, variations of code. When I paint I think about all of these things and what they might mean in the cosmological 21st century.
For example, the painting at the top of this newsletter is called Code. It poses questions about where the code of life might be found. Is it in the seemingly inherent symbolism of the age-old transcultural/religious tree-of-life or in binary code or perhaps in some other kind of code or maybe there is no code? If you look closely some of the tree's branches are electronic circuits and the swirling tail of the tree ends in binary code for LIFE. Yes! I had a lot of fun with this painting.
The paintings in the exhibition reflect upon the way technology is increasingly influencing our lives, both good and bad. Ideas about interstellar travel and possible settlement, post-human future/s, existential risks, Earth and space sustainability, simulation theories, and more are all woven into the paintings. They also continue my quest to untether ideas of landscape from Earth-bound horizons, the major theme of my last exhibition UNTETHERING LANDSCAPE.