Michelle Arnott and I are working happily towards our joint exhibition at the Creative Space, Curl Curl in early May 2019. Entitled ‘D & M’s High School Reunion’, it will showcase the work of two high school buddies from Mackellar Girls High who took art classes together through to the HSC and then went on to careers in the Visual and Performing Arts.
Here we are in our Year 8 school photos:
The secondary title for my body of work is SPIN—my study of fabrications, both material and conceptual.
Here are some peeks at my WIP:
Fibre and drawing:
Title: ‘Permanent wave’ Limited edition giclée print
I try to find inspiration for posting with the daily WordPress prompt, but it’s not always a gift like this one. The theme for the daily prompt today is ‘Permanent’.
This small giclée print (20cm x 26cm) titled ‘Permanent wave’ is one of the works in my exhibition. It’s one of two works that honour the iconic Hokusai image The Great Wave off Kanagawa from the woodblock print series Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji. Hokusai was a ukiyo-e printmaker of the Edo period.
The idea of permanency is a thread in my work. Sure, painted artworks and limited edition prints capture an image ‘permanently’ by their very nature. But I am also interested in the representation of ‘capturing’ and ‘making permanent’. Hence, the transparent orbs in my work which contain and protect leaves, fish and water.
This work was the starting point for the other limited edition giclée prints in the exhibition at the Ensemble. If you would like to see other works that followed, I’d love you to visit my Studio website at http://www.deidhrewauchop.com