Exhibition at The Maud Street Photo Gallery, Newstead Brisbane, August 2 – 11, 2019

In the USA, the A Smith Gallery Flag Installation for World Cyanotype Day USA, 29th Sept – October 21.

Third exhibition: the Healing Arts Center, New Orleans in Dec for PhotoNOLA until the end of Mardi Gras.

The exhibition theme: Land/Sea/Sky Most ancient peoples had no word for the color blue.  They could not explain the sky nor the ocean. Poetry and love letters suffered.  Once “blue” entered the world the earth rattled and chimed, sending forth “turquoise” and “sapphire.”  The Navajo and the Jewelers rejoiced.  Poets wept.  Picasso danced and Policemen beamed.  Mary smiled. Strung together, the flags symbolize the beautiful planet we all inhabit.

Where the Forest meets the Sea

Statement As flags are often emblems of place, I chose this image I took at Cape Tribulation to represent my local environment and the theme land/sea/sky.  I chose to use this piece of found tablecloth as I liked the embroidered line curving through adding textural interest and a first layer to the work. The small leafy branches used at the side, were collected after heavy rain and pressed in newspaper in my studio ready at hand.