Though old family photos we know the stories and myths of our relatives and ancestors. Within our family, they are heroes. They are the God and Goddesses.
Their stories enliven our spirit.
Their essence imbues our hearts.
To know them, is to know our self, and each other.
In a time when photographs were rare, we only a handful of photos of these mythical entities but yet their stories invade and enthrall our lives.
This series of paintings was inspired by old family photos of incredible women in my family, medieval woodcuts and Mirka Mora.
Adoration and child
Adoration's red dress
The witch's daughter
The devil's playground
Phoenix and her snake
Once more, with feeling
In 2019, I had my first solo art exhibition in the corridors of the Blue Room Cinebar, Rosalie.
It was a culmination of my creative work to date and showcased the diversity of my practice through paintings, digital prints, illustrations and mixed media.
The exhibition explored themes of time and transformation as well as the psychological condition.
The first episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer I watched was called ‘Once More, with Feeling’, episode seven of season six.
I was instantly hooked.
It was my gateway episode.
Since then, I’ve obsessively watched the whole show many times,
Over and over and again.
We can start anywhere and at any time.
A great journey is always waiting …
We already know rock bottom and the beauty that was there.
Our eyes burned black by the sun, and yet,
Still the seer still sees.
Sunrise after a long day
Self portrait 1984
Black hole sun
No one man
I've hit a wall
Residency project at House Conspiracy, West End where a group of selected artists contributed new work for the collaborative artist showcase, Techne.
For the project, I made a series of little books, drawings and paintings. Through these works, I investigated dystopian futures presented in popular media and challenged the notions of fear that tend to be dominant within these narratives.
Investigation of dystopian futures and the psychology of fear. A journey though our amygdala and back in time to our prehistoric brain. An encounter with possibility and the perception of time.
Fear intrigues and drives us but also entertains and thrills.
What will be our future? Can our fear be transformed, or will we be drawn into the dark?
A series of group exhibitions in Brisbane in which I participated, where artists were given random combinations of two words in advance and invited to create new work in response.
The word combinations were then interpreted by two seperate artists and displayed alongside one another, sharing a common theme and a common boundary.
The Word Conterminous series of group exhibitions were coordinated and curated by Angela Hughes and Bec Todd.
For my final year studio project in the Bachelor of Fine Art at QCA, I focused on the stories of tragedy from my parent’s home region, South America, during a period of war called Operation Condor that lasted throughout the 1970s and 1980s.
My parents left Uruguay in 1969, at the start of this period and the project was the result of research and exploration into their personal stories.