FILAMENTS

Opening Preview – Friday 15 October 
Exhibition Dates – Saturday 16 October – Saturday 13 November

Atelier Gallery Studio, Nelson

The works on paper in this exhibition were created during a creative lockdown and media blackout in January 2020 at a ‘Silence, Awareness, Existence’ artist residency at Arteles Creative Centre in Finland.  The primary method of applying the mineral and earth pigments to paper is through breath (blowing) and through water (bleeding). I arrived back in New Zealand just before the global pandemic closed the borders.

The egg tempera on board icon paintings evolved a year later from these initial works. I have also used breath to apply the tempera paint, as well as petit-lac (little pools of water) fused to the board with colonies of fossilised microbial organisms (CaCO3 gesso). 

Jacob Wrestles with Unlimited Energy
Egg tempera on board, 450x450mm, shadow framed. September 2021
Strength of Shadow Resistance
Pigment on paper, 450x280mm, framed. January 2020