The year 2020 was great for creativity. I took a new direction and invested in some beautiful fine porcelain.
These pieces relate to my seminal influences. When I was 7 years old, my parents took me on a 6 month trip around Australia. Exploring the outback before bitumen roads was a true adventure. Camping beside the road, drinking from billabongs and eating fire cooked damper... we learned much about this expansive country, and I fell in love with Country.
So, I’d like to begin by acknowledging the Traditional Owners of the land on which I create, make and exhibit, the Gubbi Gubbi people, and pay my respects to Elders past and present. I thank all clans who walk this land, and who have influenced my appreciation of land, culture and the artistic expression born from this Country.
I am deeply grateful to all the clans I met while on that trip, and the influences of the many indigenous art groups, who have formed part of my lifelong artistic influence.
But I guess my primary artistic influence has to be my own artist father.
He has painted and drawn from landscape and nature all my life. He, in turn, is significantly influenced by both First Nations Australian and Historic European art. After seeing the work of Australian Aboriginal artists in Central and Northern Australia, and an exhibition of the German Expressionists also various Paris Galleries, Peter was inspired to re- think his approach to painting. He rediscovered acrylic and oil on canvas, and his work is now bolder, with more use of fauvist aesthetics and a complementary colour palette.
These porcelain works emerge out of creative peace during Covid home time, and a deep connection to my land.
..to Tim Christensen for giving me my first sgraffito lesson.
A series of vases and cups. Each piece is depicted from two sides. Please check the sizes and prices on the photos. For any interest in sales please email direct.
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