Friday, March 25, 2011

Sneak Peak- Art Melbourne

130 x 32 x 10cm
 This piece is called Anemohory Journeys or Journeys on the wind.

Anemohory is the biological term for the dispersal of plant seeds by the wind. 
Representing the start of a plants life from when the seed journeys to a new place and begins its new life, this piece reminds us of our own journeys to new places and new beginnings.  The need to send down new roots and grow strong in our new place of being. 

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Art Melbourne 2011

I am exhibiting my new series Constructing Nature at Art Melbourne in May this year.  I was selected as a stART artist which is a special section for emerging artists.  I will be giving away free tickets closer to the dates so if you are interested sign up for my newsletter and you will get first option.  Tickets will be available for the opening night or general weekend admission.  If you can't make it to Melbourne this year, still join up for my newsletter as I will be posting some freebies over the next few months as well. 

Some sneak peaks of my new series coming up over the next few weeks. 

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Nature's Photographer- Daniel Sroka

Sting - An abstract macro photograph of the seed pod from a mesquite tree.

I recently came across Daniel Sroka's work and was instantly attracted to his process.  He takes the often overlooked beauty in nature and makes it large and in your face, so there is little chance you can miss it.

"I work like a sculptor who lets the flaws and veins of a stone guide his chisel. As I explore each object, I let its unique characteristics guide my hand and eye, allowing me to discover patterns and forms hidden within the material." Daniel Sroka
Heliotrope II - An abstract macro photograph of a dried desert marigold.
The results are simple, striking and incredibly powerful photographs "of light, texture, and dimension that celebrate the physical and spiritual grace that can be found within the simplest elements of nature"

To see more of Daniel Sroka's work visit his website and blog

Like many artists Daniel also has another business producing Ketubah's
"A ketubah is a work of art that uses images and words to express the love and commitment of your marriage vows. While the ketubah has its roots in the Jewish wedding tradition, its beauty has become embraced by couples from all different religions and cultures. It is signed by the bride and groom in a special ceremony at the wedding, publicly declaring their commitment and love, and symbolizing the traditional start of their married life. After the wedding, the ketubah is usually hung in a place of honor in the home, and serves as a daily reminder of the vows they have made to each other on their wedding".

If you are interested in your own ketubah go to Daniel's other site for a look.  Modern ketubah

Friday, March 4, 2011

Fibre Design Book

In 2010 a team of dedicated Textile and Fibre lovers ( Jayne Stacey, Dragon Design and TAFTA) worked to put together a full colour book on Fibre and Textile art in Australia and New Zealand.   Unfortunately after all their hard work, they did not receive enough submissions with quality photography to publish the intented book.  I have to admit my heart was broken a little, as I was fortunate enough to be one of the chosen artists. 

As an honour and appreciation to the chosen artists  the magazine Textile Fibre Forum will be publishing all the selected artists in their next few issues.  Starting with Issue 1 no 101, 2011.  My work appears in this issue.

If you are a textile and fibre lover I would encourage you to get a subscription to the magazine as it showcases some very talented and interesting artists and keeps you up to date with textile news in Australia and overseas. 

You can see all the chosen artists for the Fibre Design Book on TAFTA's website.  While you are there have a look at the events pages and there maybe an exhibition or workshop which may tempt you over the summer.