Uncommon Thread

30th July-21st August 2016
Linton and Kay Galleries, Subiaco WA

In 2015 I travelled to Japan for a residency with Awagami, a washi paper mill set in a remote village on Shikoku Island. For six weeks I learned how to make different types of washi paper and many traditional Japanese techniques associated with it. I soaked up the landscape of forested mountains punctuated by rivers and temples, and studied the art, spirituality and culture of the people.

'Living Water'
Indigo and silk thread on canvas- 100cm x 100cm

'Fragments'
Indigo and silk thread on canvas- 43cm x 31cm

Technique & influences

With contemporary use of traditional Japanese techniques I have created a new body of work that reflects upon nature and spirituality linked with place. This exhibition is informed by my interest and research into Japanese Buddhist and Shinto philosophies, my time in Japan and its cultural links with my hometown of Broome. 

'Creation Theory'
Indigo & silk thread on handmade washi paper - 65cm x 49cm

'Flow'
Indigo on hand made washi paper - 43cm x 31cm

'The Sacred Nature of Trees II'
Indigo on handmade washi paper - 100cm x 100cm

'Mapping the Journey'
Indigo & silk thread on handmade washi paper - 43cm x 31cm

'The Sacred Nature of Trees II'
Indigo on handmade washi paper- 100cm x 100cm

'Sutra over the Bay'
Indigo & silk thread on handmade washi paper - 43cm x 31cm