I’m thrilled to announce that I had a wonderful call from New York this morning to say that my application for a residency with Golden Foundation next year has been successful. This represents an amazing opportunity to work in the Golden Paints facility and learn so much. I am so excited!
Over the past year I have been trawling the coastline of Australia for all the things that wash up… both man-made and natural.
I have accumulated a mass of objects that I have stored outside the studio, sorted and labeled according to the area that they were collected.
These have been cast, and form the basis of the new works. Pretty happy so far!
From another Great Bower painting destined for Melbourne, a brightly coloured collection of objects found in a bower at Alligator creek, south of Townsville. This enterprising bird had been thieving objects daily from the dressing table of a little girl, accumulating a very respectable haul.
I love the way these bowers represent such a microcosm of the area they’re constructed in. I’m managing to get quite a bit of relief on these, which has been interesting to incorporate into the final work.