ETCHED SERIES

My most recent work has focused on using the glass as a three dimensional canvas for my drawings. I begin by traveling to wilderness areas around my home on the Sunshine Coast in search of old trees that inspire me to capture their story. A recent camping trip with my brother in Kakadu National Park, found us hiking up to Jim Jim Falls ('anjimjim') and standing on the escarpment overlooking the gorge. The escarpment trail is named after the black wallaroo ‘Barrk Marlam’ which live in the stone country. Gunlom is a waterfall in the southern end of Arnhem Land,  flowing into the South Alligator river (see pieces below). Drawing in pen and ink enables me to create a resist for the surface of the glass so I can carve away excess colours, to reveal the image - much like a sculptor revealing the figure from a block of marble.

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