Photographs of small works - (mostly) 10 x 10 cm square canvas boards with acrylic and ink. I like to employ these small squares whilst playing around with ideas, colours, imagery and so on, The need to slowly muse over ideas and work things out becomes more fluent as a result of doing numerous such small works feeding directly into the process of painting the larger works. All these are seed forms, with a few cross sections of fruits showing seeds... otherwise they are from research on Australian seeds which has preoccupied me the past month in particular. Time spent in the seed lab is both refreshing and highly stimulating - with the necessity of careful observation heightened whilst taking in the extraordinary diversity of plant life that produces such variation in capsules and seeds in all manner of distinctive ways.
The upcoming show will include some of these small works with medium to large works as well - some more abstracted than others.
Ideas seem to be multiplying with only a week to go before the show goes up so this material will go straight into further work on this theme over this residency year.
More images will be posted after the opening on April 17.
Information re the show is available at both other weblogs- links can be found at the top right hand sidebar on this blog.
Email : sophiemunns at iinet dot net dot au
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