This exciting decade is shaping up to be about adaptation, letting go of expectations and embracing change. Life is full of possibilities. Focusing on engaging fully with my art process as it unfolds has been helpful for me, rather than cultivating expectations of anticipated outcomes.
Acrylic Paint Collaged on Mount Board 40cm x 40cm 2022 (Available)
Living in times of transition provides moments of hesitation and contemplation in which to intuit our next and hopefully wisest decision.
B x C x D = AHH
Collaged Acrylic Paintings on Board 58 cm x 85 cm 2021 (Available)
Inlaid in the neurological imagery is the mathematical formula, B x C x D=AHH which is pertinent to our times of transition. This equation is attributed to Israeli intellectual, historian and author Noah Yuval Harari. Biological Knowledge x Computing Power x Data = the Ability to Hack Humans
THE NURSE’S PURSE
Acrylic on Cardboard 50 cm x 40 cm 2021 (Available)
One of the stories regarding the naming of Seven Shillings Beach in Sydney Harbour was that in the 1800’s a nursemaid in the employ of Captain Piper lost her purse on the beach. The lost purse apparently contained the then princely sum of seven shillings.
Acrylic on Board 70 cm x 50 cm 2021 (Available)
This painting pertains to the Storylines of Sydney’s Seven Shillings Beach series. It depicts a bone of contention in regard to the alleged theft of the Busby’s poultry and eggs by the local Aboriginal people of Seven Shillings Beach.
THE FISHING LICENCE
Acrylic Collage on Cardboard 25 cm x 21 cm 2020 (Available)
The Sydney Harbour fishing rights to the beach adjacent to Point Piper were apparently purchased by Mrs William Busby from a local Aboriginal man, Gurrah for the sum of seven shillings.
THE NURSE’S PURSE
Acrylic on Board 40 cm x 30 cm 2021 (Available)
One of the unsubstantiated stories about the naming of Seven Shillings Beach on Sydney Harbour was that Captain Piper’s nursemaid lost her purse on the beach. The purse apparently contained the then princely sum of seven shillings.
THE WINDS OF CHANGE
Collaged Acrylic Paintings on Cardboard 30 cm x 20 cm 2021 (Available)
The winds of change will blow strongly in this decade of disruption.
Acrylic on Cardboard 50 cm x 35 cm 2021 (Available)
The rocky headland and caves on the beaches around Sydney Harbour witnessed many undocumented Aboriginal deaths from colonial introduced smallpox. As recently as 2019 the Murray Rose Pool, formerly known as Redleaf Pool in Woollahara has been the site of a drowning death.
CALLAN PARK WAR MEMORIAL
Acrylic on Board 30 cm x 45 cm 2021 (Available)
This extraordinary Spanish Mission style WW1 memorial is located in the grounds of the former Callan Park Mental Asylum. It originally had an unique Australian flora and fauna design influence with a kangaroo head fountain along with eucalyptus and gum nut wreaths.
THE RAINBOW MATRIX
Acrylic Collage and Rainbow Decal on Board 47 cm x 32 cm 2022 (Available)
The Matrix is a depiction of a the concept of existing in the world. Some of my thoughts, emotions and my sense of conceptual identity is coloured by the rainbow flag.
Acrylic on Board 25cm x 25 cm 2021 (Available)
Noctiluca scintillans magnified – a marine species of algae with the ability to bioluminesce and create a nocturnal lightshow.