Rocks, symbols of Earth, remind us of the connection between the heavens and the land. Rocks can be imbued with that ‘spirit’ of survival as they variously weather storms as water carves and shapes, reshapes and reinvents their surfaces over long periods of time.
Heat lends its hand to water through climatic changes, though much more slowly than sister clouds regular, quick reformations, speaking to us through their shapes and textures. For some, rocks are imbued with ancestral or animal spirits, or with a sense of place. They connect us to the clouds as they share their reflective, watery existence as a reminder of the interconnection and interdependency of their existence. Some rocks may appear to be suspended in or ‘hurtle’ through space. Are we ‘hurtling’ towards a worsening climate future?
About the Artist
I am originally from Melbourne Victoria.
My artistic journey began with being self taught drawing, believing if you observe closely how each area connects to another and if all are lined up in relationship to each other, the drawing has to look like reality.
My background as a Primary school teacher lead to my priority in discovery learning initially to develop independent skills. A part of that is when there is readiness I would seek out learning opportunities, courses, where teaching ‘how to draw’ isn’t the main focus as a recipe. I prefer not to draw what you know, observe drawing what you see or interpret connected to feelings in the present moment.
I have resided in Canberra since the the end of 2003 attending courses in printmaking, painting, collage, sculpture and photography at various institutions and attending various artist retreats. I am a member of the Majuran Cafe Poets in Canberra. I am also a member of the Marsden Art Group, Canberra which has been exhibiting together for 10 years.
My art expresses my interest in psychology and how we learn, based around observations in nature to encourage others to take the time to observe their surroundings to foster mindfulness, knowing where one’s thoughts and feelings come from, to make conscious decisions in favour of well-being, feeling empowered and emotionally & psychologically connected within.
This exhibition combines mindfulness & well-being with the connection to global warming to develop awareness.