Reef Matrix

13 - 27th August 2013
Linton and Kay Galleries, Perth city WA

I find endless inspiration for my work in nature, not only in the desert and ranges of the Kimberley region, but also within the tepid northern sea. Here a whole different, luscious world abounds in the form of exquisite reefs and marine life. The exhibition Reef Matrix looks at connectivity, beauty and loss hidden beneath the surface.

'Urchin I'
Handmade and sculpted paper - approx 38cm x 38cm x 7cm

'Urchin II'
Sculpted and handmade paper - approx 38cm x 38cm x 7cm

Technique & influences

The symbiotic relationships that sustain the coral reefs and the myriad sea creatures that depend upon them symbolise for me the fragility of life and the infinite creativity and wondrous organisaton of nature.

The sensuality of organic forms inspires me to make textural works of handmade paper and oils on canvas - ideal mediums to pursue ranges of possabilities in surface and structure.

'Urchin III'
Sculpted and handmade paper - approx 38cm x 38cm

Opening  Tim Winton speaking at the exhibition opening

Opening
Tim Winton speaking at the exhibition opening

'Coral I'
Handmade paper - approx 35cm x 35cm x 7cm

'Reef III'
Watercolour on handmade paper - 46cm x 64cm

'Reef VI'
Handmade paper - 46cm x 64cm

'Reef I'
Watercolour on handmade paper - 64x46cm

'Reef V'
Watercolour on handmade paper - 46cm x 64cm

'Reef-VIII'
Handmade paper - 46cm x 64cm