The Gallows, Launceston College, 107–119 Paterson Street, Launceston September 8 – October 13, 2023
Imprinted Environments, Instinctive Abstractions This body of work uses form and tone to respond to the remembered landscape. Each piece is guided by memories and emotionality, explored through mark making. By transposing these recollections onto paper, the intention is to capture the essence of enduring impressions left by the natural setting.
Sensory echoes of nature are imprinted during the process of transitioning to the domestic environment, revealed in the connection between external landscapes and our internal selves. Textures, forms, and tones from these environments etch themselves into memories, ultimately emerging on paper. Through instinctive brushwork, the landscape evolves, surpassing reality and transforming into abstraction.
The remembered environment is portrayed through spontaneous interpretations. The action of mark making seeks to encapsulate memory's core rather than its appearance. Abstraction emerges as a conduit for channeling human experiences and emotions deeply rooted in the natural world. Focused on form, colour, and texture instead of replicating tangible entities, we unravel the underlying sentiments and sensations stemming from our relationship with the environment.