Deluge | 2018
Deluge is an exhibition of artworks as a journey of healing and resilience.
Initial funding support was received from c.a.s.e. inc Mullumbimby through their inaugural arts grant, 2018.
Exhibited Southern Cross University Gallery, Lismore campus May 3 - 24 2019
Exhibited M-Arts Precinct long gallery March 15 - April 7 2019
In 2017 my art studio was flooded after Cyclone Debbie ripped through northern NSW. My paper survived with mud marks of incredible beauty.
Blueprint for Change 2018
Blueprint for Change sums up the climatic change we are all undergoing as a planet. Nature will always have the upper hand. We have to change, adapt and find kind ways to nurture this earth, to work with it.
Acquired by the National Centre for Flood Research, Southern Cross University, Lismore NSW.
Blues celebrates nature’s mud palette where ink and silt bled together to create new stains and waterlines.
They Came by Boat (detail)
Many amazing people came to the aid of residents in South Murwillumbah, including the SES and people in boats. After the flood, kind volunteers pitched in to help with the massive clean-up.
Requiem for a [life] Jacket
Requiem for a [life] Jacket features a remnant of paper I made for a life jacket in response to the Australian government's inhumane legislation to refuse entry to refugees seeking asylum. This remnant survived to tell a new story of resilience.
Traces of memory from the event survive, as paper tells the story of a river rising and flowing through fences & under houses to leave a new landscape of mud and destruction.
Silt [artist book]
Handmade banana papers bonded together in my paper drawers, surviving the floodwaters to become stronger.
Posters I had collected in Mexico survived the flood. A bit muddied, a bit torn but like Las Mujeres, they celebrate the feminine spirit of resilience and survival.
Many houses were flooded. The water completely submerged the ground floor studio of the house under which my art studio was located.