The Sound of Pushing, 2023
Mixed media collage on Fabriano 600gsm. Mounted on wooden panel
Approx. 11cm x 17cm
Signed & Dated
Ready to hang
"These small works on paper are part of a body of work entitled The Forever Rains, a response to the devastation of the 2022 floods in the Northern Rivers of Australia. These works emerged spontaneously, they were surprisingly colourful and they asked to be made, pulled apart, rearranged and returned to each other, to be made whole again. The persistent themes of "fixing" and "mending" were once again apparent. Heavy with sadness and a kind of bewilderment for what remained of my home town, I set about making, with a sense of gratitude for what remained, as a meditative act of the piecing together of parts, an offering of sorts to the people who must now put their lives back together, for the creeks to heal and regenerate, for my valley home to repair and carry on in a new form. Not wrong, just different"