A selection of work from 1997 to present
I wanted to make a series of large figures that act as containers for layers of drawing, colour and texture; vessels that hold anatomical landscapes within.
This is my second series of figures that act as containers for layers of drawing, colour and texture; vessels that hold anatomical landscapes within. In the work, I think I’m exploring the line between painting with drawing, and drawing with paint:
In 2008 I journeyed to Antarctica as an Arts Fellow of the Australian Antarctic Division. Travelling south I had few preconceived ideas of what drawings I would make whilst there or what shape the work would take back in my studio.
I felt that two dimensions of drawings and paintings captured a particular moment in time, while what I really wanted to represent was the deep time embodied in glaciers and ice sheets. I began to experiment with making short animations that functioned as time-lapse drawings of this landscape; a single drawing, repeatedly reworked and re-photographed, frame-by-frame.
A stop-motion animation as a response to the vastness of Antarctica. A roll of paper is folded, crumpled and buckled. The work is a fast-forwarding of time that seeks to make visible the otherwise imperceptible: an ever-creeping whiteness.
2006 to present
Drawing from the figure has been a staple for as long as I can remember.