Sunday, April 09, 2006

All photographs have been taken by Upfront Pictures
All the work that follows is for sale. Some of the work is on display in Salleels d'Aude iat the centre European du Patchwork-. the exhibition finsihed in the second week in May and i will be attending personally to pick up the work so can ship the work once it is picked up. I have put descriptions and sizes underneath each work and have also posted a detail shot when I have them.
Poppy Lace- this piece is inspired by the poppies that laced the wheatfields of my childhood. The poppies have been gocco printed and then guttad. The transparent panel in th eleft side is lutrader which has been transfer dyed and printed with a linocut. This piece measures about 180 cms wide and 2.5 metres long and is priced at $ 1250 US which includes shipping.

Gellibrand Lace- the green maps are of our property in Gellibrand and has been printed with gocco on silk- detailing our garden etc ( it came form the idea that at the beginning of my exhibition I started with a map of the island where my fathers family first settled) and I wanted to end with a map that is also another aspect of migration. The dna strands are guttad and painted silk. This piece is about 80 cm wide and 180 cm long and is priced at $600 US which includes shipping.

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Walcheren lace- this piece was the first piece of lace for my exhibition- it has a map of the island Walcheren where my fathers family migrated to after escaping the religious wars in the South of France. Walcheren has now been joined with another island but in 1570 the time of the first recorded birth it was still an island. I arranged it in a "decorative" fashion to reference lace- because th etimeline of the development of lace almost met the timeline of my family. The maps have been gocc printed on silk and the dna strands are hand painted silk and gutta. the shadows are an intrinsic aspect of the pieces. This piece is about 80 cm wide and 180cm long and is priced at $600 US which includes shipping.

Bindi Lace. This was a piece I created to witness my first migrant years in Australia. We wer emoved to an area which was very hot and dry in summer. We would often go swimming in a local crek in the evneings to cool down, but in order to get there you had to negotiate bindiis which are prickly nasty seed pods that will pierce your flip flops. So i have used the bindii as a metaphor for thsoe first prickly years of being here and without language and family and all that ties you to place. And yet as I drew the bindiis in order to make the screens to print with a strange kind of beauty emerged as well- there were little faces there- and the shadows cats by this peice are an intrinsic part to its effect. This piece is about 130 cm wide and 2.5 metres long and is priced at $1100 US which includes shipping.
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Inspired by Drochel. This piece and ribbon lacereferences antique laces the most. The motif that I screend onto silk and then cut out was a miotif I siolated from an eighteenth century piece of drochel lace I bought in Brugge in belgium ( this was one of the great lace making regions and was te one which is closest to Walcheren. Indeed lace made Brugge rich and the centre of Brugge- called the Venice of the North is just delightful) Again the shadows are an intrinsic part of the whole. This piece is about 120 cm wide and 2.2 metres long and i scurrently on exhibition at Centre European du Patchwork. it is priced at $1000 inclusive of shipping ( if it does not sell in France)
Ribbon Lace- this piece i salso inspired by traditional ribbon lace from the Brugge area. I bought an old paper design which had been used for the lacemakers and extracted part of the design to make the screened motifs. For me this piece has a very oriental feel about it- perhaps it is the colour- the shadows look like drifts of cloud which was intnetional for the netherlands has great cloudy skies. This piece measures 2 metres by 2.5 metres and is currently on display in france. It is priced at $1300 US which includes shipping.

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