Songs of Colour 2014
Red Gallery Melbourne
In this exhibition there are two works from the Songs of Colour Suite, Atmospheric Lustre and Humming Along.
From the study and practice in one of the most elusive of ceramic techniques, atmospheric lustre firing, I have developed a way of working with paint that crosses through drawing, clay work and painting. I draw and use sgraffito into the surface and build opaque and translucent surfaces.
These paintings are about experiences of transitional spaces; atmosphere and light and humming along in the day. They are constructed out of colour and time and substance. They talk about the little things, the materiality of paint and how it feels and about the big things-the spirit of things.
SONGS OF COLOUR SUITE
My paintings are songs constructed out of colour and time and substance. They talk about the little things, the materiality of the crustiness of thick dry white and how it feels and about the big things-the spirit of things. Mostly though they are about making paintings, their energy, their life, their complexity and simplicity.
In this exhibition I am showing two works from the Songs Of Colour Suite, Atmospheric Lustre and Humming Along. They are about experiences of transitional spaces. Atmospheric lustre is a memory of a time in the kiln when a blue alkaline glaze becomes copper red and then gold. It is a time and space of transmutation from one state to another. Humming Along is a generally happy painting, sun shining birds singing, garden growing, paint moving, all’s right with the world.