Sunday, January 31, 2010


The Brush Of Angels' Wings Oil on linen 50 x 92 cm 2008

Collective Memory Oil on linen 80 x 120 cm 2008

Forever Connected Oil on linen 120 x 80 cm 2008

I have been painting a smallish painting about change. I should be finished in a day or so. Once completed I will upload an image for my BLOG. A woman with trees growing from her heart, feet and hands stands in the middle of change............

In the meantime I thought I'd upload the above three images....and why? Well, they have all been selected for the 2010 Brisbane Senses Art: 31st Rotary Art Spectacular which is being curated by Simon Wright, Director of Griffiths Artworks and Queensland College of Art, and Senior Lecturer [adjunct] at Griffith University. The exhibition and prize will be at Brisbane's Riverside Centre from 18-27 March. Here is the website
where you can read about the prize, the exhibition and the charity partners which Rotary helps support. All the artwork is for sale.

I have previously written about all three paintings:
It is obvious that all three paintings have a core theme of life which is represented by my much loved transcultural/religious tree-of-life motif. Fundamentally, I aim to search for ways to allow archetypal symbols to 'speak' to me, and you, and us in the 21st century. Archetypal symbols can be seen as old and even outdated... yet they are intrinsically without age...agelessness means they do not have to be tethered to any particular century or aesthetic. It is up to us to 'see' and search for the secrets and essences which give us meaning in our time. This does not make archetypal symbols makes them strong. They could be seen as the universe's gifts to us...we just have to learn how to unwrap them. I'd like to think that artists [all types of artists] start the unwrapping and this is our gift.
So, if you want to attend the opening of the Rotary Art Spectacular, go to the website and order your tickets. I went last year and I can tell you, it is a very enjoyable night out.



Audubon Ron said...

Three good paintings. Good luck with that.

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