2008  Portals II detail

2008

Portals II detail

2008  Doorways and Portals Part II  Marble Bronze and glass  2metres high

2008

Doorways and Portals Part II

Marble Bronze and glass

2metres high

 To capture the essence of a being I began to sense the dream time and when i moved my studio to the bush i truly felt something I had only caught a waft of in the Hattah desert of my art school years… This work some 27 years after the poetry I wrote of my first experience with Dreamtime is both an ode to that awakening and am embrace of my own feminine expression as an artist of the soul of humanity as I express it as spirit.  

Far above my dune I drifted and blew.  A draught of thought.  Coming down to more earthy feelings I ran leaping thought the prickly sticks and grasses engulfing the space and feeling the air.   At the brink of the dunes and the forest I stopped, struck by its forms and shapes.  A graveyard of trees broken by past floods created an eerie peace.  I bumbled down the slope and crunched slowly through the bark, looking and collecting the strong rusts and burnt yellows contained in old leaves and bark.  The sun again reached long and warm through the monstrous trunks and stumps causing colours to burn with life and the mind to warm with feelings of respect and peace.   

Alone in the skeletons of a forest I took on the bush spirit and was to feel it etched on my soul whenever I was far from home.

The ‘wallaby’ or perhaps it was a great grey kangaroo referred to… was a waking dream. Like an enormous ghost I felt the land singing to me in a language I had never encountered before.  An alien song I found myself flowing within its meaning feeling the interconnectedness of history.  I write of dreams that come from this awakening in me.  And it was many years later reading about what the aboriginal dreamtime is that I realised it was describing this moment of tapping into the song lines and hearing the wallaby song.  It had been a most amazing sensation as I had felt the whole land singing to me and seen great flows of energy and ‘ghosts’ of massive kangaroo and wallaby spirits bounding over the land.

2005  River Dreaming

2005

River Dreaming

2005  Birdseye view of River Dreaming

2005

Birdseye view of River Dreaming

2006  Winters Cloak

2006

Winters Cloak

2008 winter.jpg
2002 winter glass.jpg
2002  poppies glass and bronze

2002

poppies glass and bronze

2002  Poppies

2002

Poppies

2005 Bjork detail

2005 Bjork detail

2004 Being Space rear.jpg
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2006  Gaia glass bronze and quartz

2006

Gaia glass bronze and quartz

2006 glass art.jpg
2002 chunky move I maquette.jpg
2002 chunky move II maquette.jpg
2009 glass just out of kiln .jpg
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Snake season  Quartz, bronze and glass  ode to the summer energy  90cm x 20 cm x 30 cm

Snake season

Quartz, bronze and glass

ode to the summer energy

90cm x 20 cm x 30 cm

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