H.P. Lovecraft’s chilling poem
My school mate Theresa Ardler from Wreck Bay agreed to paint into one of the Shroud works with me.
The echidna was fatty so I said we should paint a ring of yellow ochre dots around the body, yellow meaning fat.
Then Theresa said she wanted to paint bands of red and black emanating out from this as the different types of ground the echidna passes over as she travels the land.
I am a finalist in The Fleurieu Art Prize with two shroud works:
The journal of Nature in Visual Culture has two issues devoted to animals in painting.
My paper will be published in the second one, here is the first
Here are the completed works from my recent graduating exhibition.
This film records my decision to remove the crow body from the shroud revealing the shadowy stain beneath. I also decide to leave the butcher bird’s body stuck to the canvas. Although I found the crow’s body beautiful, I could see the objectification once the work hung in the gallery. The presence of the crow shroud stain however counteracts the objectification of the butcher bird remains due to visual subservience to the crow who feeds on death.
A week later a murder of crows had gathered at the body of their own kind creating a cacophony as they fought over the remains.
The end of my research project has come…
opening 21st March at SOA Gallery ANU 6pm