Mount Ainslie – Autumn Sunset by Ellen Rosalie Gunner
There is so much commotion around us in our daily lives that it’s easy to feel lost within a sea of people or trapped between four walls. But when we catch a glimpse of the ranges, climb to the top of that hill or take the windy scenic road up the mountain – the scenery has a spectacular influence of re-setting our perspective of worth and diluting the worries we hold.
I am lucky to have a view of Mount Ainslie from my apartment located in Belconnen, Canberra. It allows me to see the setting sun change the mountain into a deep ultramarine against a stunning backdrop of warmth. The ripples of Lake Ginninderra similarly resonate too, as they glisten in the evening light and the yellow autumn trees sway in the wind.
It’s mesmerising that the noise and distractions around me dissipate – powerful moments I truly cherish. Mount Ainslie – Autumn Sunset re-captures these atmospheric senses through the translucent yet vibrant colours, shimmery foil textures and organically hand-drawn patterns, for others to enjoy a parallel feeling within their space.
About the Artist
Ellen Rosalie Gunner is a designer-maker who graduated with Honours in Textiles Design Arts from the Australian National University, School of Art and Design in 2017.
Born in Tennant Creek and living her childhood in Alice Springs, the Red Centre is where Ellen experienced a strong sense of Hygge (hoo-guh) – the quality feeling of cosiness and comfortable wellbeing.
Her works are either hand screen-printed or digitally printed from a hand drawn design, accompanied with a feature embellishment like fun foil details, luxurious velvet, playful polymer clay buttons and beads or tantalising tassels.