This is the documentation gallery. I am a viewer of life. Each of these images is a scene from my life – I think of it as a form of documentation, much like photography, but each of these images has a meaning and an emotion attached and I tried to express this in the marks I make.
My entry for the 2016 Byron Arts Classic is a work I have called ‘The Tale of the Blue Faced Honeyeater and the Butcherbird”. Both are common in my garden and regularly are seen to be arguing or discussing the world!
I have entered the Byron Arts Classic held in the Byron Bay Community Centre for the past 3-4 years. It is open to artists living in the local area and always presents an excellent overview of artistic talent in the community. One of my entries, East Coast Banksias can be seen fourth from the right in this photograph. The other entry, Paper Barks, can be seen in the online gallery:
Change, evolve, survive was entered into the Caldera Art Exhibition in 2014. It is a silk screen print on paper with added elements in my interpretation of the Japanese ‘Rinpa’ tradition, it is my documentation in visual form of the Australian Ibis’ meeting the challenge to survive once it’s native habitat began to change. Many people view these birds as pests, but they are true survivors. This image was chosen as a finalist and was sold during the exhibition. http://calderaart.org.au/