drawing on vessels

the previous vessels with drawn images were collaged onto the side – this vessel almost has a repeat pattern drawn directly into the clay.  everyone has their own way of accomplishing a task – after trial and error the best method  for me has been to cover the freshly hand built form in underglaze before it gets to the leather hard stage – and to carve back into the vessel while the clay is still quite moist.  vessel#3_03 vessell#3 vessel#3_02


keanes white rake, hand built, underglaze, terra sigillata, sgraffito, encaustic and vintage buttons h 30cm

postmaster’s daughter

postmaster's daughter60 x 40 open box
postmaster’s daughter
60 x 40 open box

This box was found with the tape attached saying ‘BANG’ and with pirates signs on back – obviously a well treasured child’s secret stash box – or perhaps even an old school case or ‘port’ as we say here in Queensland.  My father was a postmaster on Bribie Island in the late 50’s/early 60’s and there were three girls. The silk transfer prints in the background of the box are stamps I made of me standing outside the old Bribie Post Office.  This sculpture is currently on exhibition at Rosebed Street Gallery.

nonsense squared

Yesterday I took some old pieces of work out to Rosebed Street Gallery – the piece below is from 2008.  Vintage buttons, vintage silks from kimono , acrylic, gesso and wax.  The base is newspaper sheets folded into thick bands and then woven together, trapping a moment in time, half truths, lies and nonsense.

square root of nonsense120 x 120 cm
square root of nonsense
120 x 120 cm