I feel grieved by the divisions that seem to be growing wider. I feel saddened by friends and family who feel alone, because they have different perspectives. I feel saddened by discussions that can’t be civil and respectful. I feel saddened and ashamed of the inability to listen and to hear what another is saying. I feel saddened that we are not seeing each other as a part of the same humanity.
Why do we only see in black and white?
I feel hope that conversations can be civil. I feel hope that love can cover different opinions. I feel hope for the softening of hearts towards others. I feel the grace that I have received can be shared. I feel hope that the world we are experiencing right now will change.
I know that this too shall pass.
This is a diptych, each painting is seperate. The white painting is framed in a black floating frame and the black painting in a white Tasmanian oak floating frame. The frames are hand made by me.
This is a part of my splatter paint series. These paintings start as splatter paintings, where I throw the paint on the canvas, and then develop a painting from the mess. I love the idea of seeing what comes from nothing. Discovering what a painting will become.
Painting is two canvases of 30.3 x 50, total size being 60.6 x 50cm
There is local tree in my neighbourhood that some might think is ugly. It has been planted in the wrong spot, under power lines and then been hacked at, time and time again and has grown into the most obscure shapes. But when I see this tree I am astounded and inspired. I have painted it in my art multiple times because I am fascinated by its beauty, by the shapes it has grown into as it has adapted to the life it has been given. This tree is amazing, it has lived for over my 40+ years, it continues to thrive despite its circumstances, no matter how many branches have been lopped off, no matter that it is bent sideways, no matter that it is at crossroads, no matter that its roots are bound by the roads and paths; this tree must have deep roots and a firm foundation. It stands strong in all its beauty, ugliness and awkwardness. This is a tree that I look at constantly and admire. This tree is by far the most interesting tree around.
This is painting is home to 23 local birds and 1 iddy biddy lizard. Try and find them all.
The Resilience Tree was commissioned by and has been enlarged by Hornsby Hospital to fit a wall 4.7 x 2.8m, but this is the original painting.
It is not framed.
Picture size is 70 x 39.6cm Paper size is 80 x 49.6cm
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