I have these two small paintings for sale at open day to raise money for the painting department
Archive for August, 2011
The collection of the fox shroud, its soaking in vinegar and drying prior to boiling in a eucalyptus leaf tea in the old copper cauldron.
Working into the shrouds using ochres collected in Arnhem Land and silk thread stitching is a studio process embedding my self in the bodily sensation of a becoming animal that is the decomposed matter absorbed by the canvas. The pure pigments of earth sit raised on the woven surface while clean thread penetrates the dank weave projecting a slight shadow upon the glittering skin of rabbit glue size.