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St Vincent's Private Hospital
Born in Ipswich, Queensland and from a young age I have been visually communicating art through photography, paint and installation. I become ignited from a grass roots level and often work intuitively exploring identity via three pathways being ‘the heArT Project’, ‘amOs’ – (Artist Memoir of Self) and ‘Place identity’ series. These three pathways use traditional and digital photographic processes and paint to enable me to explore and interpret a specific creative direction to my art practice.
Using social media ‘the heArt Project’ is photographed in Instagram and feed into Twitter and Face book. My hearts are found on location a majority of the time, though at times I enjoy creating still life, exploring the written word and drawing. ‘the heArT Project’ aim; is to remind us of the beauty around us and the beauty we hold within.
‘amOs’ – (Artist Memoir of Self), being the beginning point of identifying self and the space around me. One aspect of ‘amOs’ is a self portrait visual longitudinal study that began in May 2006 which is still being documented today. The ‘Kazgrams’ continually narrate my history since stepping into the traditional darkroom in 1983.
‘Place identity’ series is a contemporary visual approach to digitally photographing and montaging the landscape to express the psychological space within the designated place of identity. I continually aim to acknowledge and understand the land we are upon and the personal response of the stimuli that surrounds me with each step taken.
The contemporary artwork submitted from the series ’Shore Line’ is a branch of the ‘Place identity’ series which started being documented on 10th October 2015 as a visual narrative of the Redcliffe Peninsular in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland. The series ‘Shore Line’ is still being digitally captured, with light reflecting tranquility to the forever changing language of the landscape to express the magical beauty the region has on offer. The chosen final digital artworks are treated in post production creating saturated colour and an ambience for contemplation.