Pure land

September 1 to September 21
Linton and Kay Galleries, Subiaco WA

Beausein’s interest in phenomena such as synchronicity, intuition and the experience of beauty and their connection with some sort of unknown intelligence in nature is explored in ‘Pure land’. Her enquiry into these concepts has led her to Buddhist and Japanese Shinto philosophies.

See images of the opening here

'The nature of trees II'
Indigo, ink and corrugated iron on birch ply - 20cm x 46.5cm

Traditional art practice in Japan uses art as an expression of devotion; in this manner these works convey my reverence for Nature as an expression of the Numinous
— Claire Beausein

'The nature of clouds III'
indigo dye on birch ply - 31cm x 31cm

Technique & influences

From the many traditional Japanese techniques involving paper that I learnt directly from masters of their fields in Japan I have developed my own techniques for use in a contemporary way. I have used artist
made and handformed sculptural washi paper, indigo dye, ink, watercolour, woodcut, backlight and stitch to explore and express my ideas.

'Inlet I'
Indigo dyed, artist made washi paper and thread - 50cm x 65cm