I live on acreage in NSW, surrounded by bushland and not far from the coast.
My electric kiln is powered by both grid and solar power. (At top temperature I need a bit more power as we haven't battery storage yet...) We have a huge solar array, designed by my father that tracks the sun as it moves across the sky.
Ideas for new artwork mostly begin with the experiential, the moving about and exploring of a natural space by walking, listening, observing.
This being-in-the -world' experience of natural places inspires research of linked narratives that explore the associated culture, history and science of place.
I look for stories about connection between the everyday existence of our daily lives and the natural world we inhabit.
In the words of art critic, Germano Celant what interests me...is the discovery, the exposition, the insurrection of the magic and the marvellous value of natural elements. Like an organism of simple structure, the artist mixes himself with the environment...he enlarges his threshold of things.
Germano Celant, Art Povera (New York: Praeger, 1969)
Clay Intersections Story, The Australian Design Centre.
Courtesy of Mu Gallery, Coast Exhibition.
Art Edit Magazine, Issue 29 Feature, 2021