Archive for March, 2011

Completed works

March 24th, 2011  |  Published in practice  |  Leave a comment

All works featured are animal shrouds, all additional paint applied are natural ochres such as white (delek), yellow (garlba) from Kunwinjku country and some yellow and red from Yuin country. The black charcoal is from Lake Mungo. One work also features stitching using silk thread.

The site becomes embedded into the work as the wind blows the canvas edge over the body, adding marks made with dust, leaves and sunlight or by collecting additional matter such as droppings and tree sap. The bed springs, its frame and the wire mesh holding the body firmly in place also make impressions on the canvas.

The rosella, for example, has no additional pigment as the shroud/environment stains I felt were sufficient.