The Poetry of Water (detail) | 2016
Vibrations in water provide the keynote sounds of papermaking. My Visual Arts Honours research project focused on the sounds and images created from the process of papermaking.
Water became the focus of my investigations. Banana paper was dipped in a vat of indigo dye to create the signature blue of my sound lines.
Fuse | 2016
Screenprint and indigo dye on banana paper.
This image was created from a mono print of a banana leaf. The central 'fuse' of the leaf features an indigo dyed line, referencing my research into sound lines.
Waterline | 2016
Screenprint and pulp drawing on banana paper. 63 x 43h cm
This work Waterline references the ‘blue marble’ of planet earth and its acoustic soundscapes through the act of making paper. The blue waterline is a sound line of movement, the breath of water.
Lines of Sound Connect (detail) | 2016
Collage of screenprint and indigo dyed banana papers, stitched. 43 x 66cm
Fragments of my research were stitched together to create layered paper collages. Each featured indigo dyed lines of sound, the common thread connecting paper making and its process.
Surface Tension: negative silence | 2016
Collage of screenprint and indigo dyed banana papers, stitched. 43 x 64h cm
Accepted for exhibition in A Feast on Paper Art, Shanghai, Guangzhou, China, 2017.
The tension between soundscapes of the natural world and those of human industry create dissonance, where silence is continually filled by background noise.
Surface Tension: negative silence (detail)
The image of a raised circular water-mark was created from the sound of vibrations in water, it suggests a world curiously empty yet frenetic with movement.
It is a metaphor for negative silence, a tension between surface noise and the silence that lies beneath.