Saturday, April 24, 2010


This is another new piece that I decided to name after the celtic water goddess of knowledge, inspiration and creativity, Ceibhfhionn (pronounced CAY-vun). When I went looking for appropriate names, this jumped out at me - the piece is about the lost sacred feminine and her role in creation and continuous creativity. It includes quite a few led lights, which I think work really well.

Friday, April 23, 2010

The Churchie

I have also got word that I have been pre-selected for the Churchie Emerging Artist Award, which is a bit of a buzz. Looks like the next few months are going to be pretty busy carting sculptures around all over the place.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

New Work

I have been working on several new pieces over the last few months and one that is now complete is this one: The Bower. It started out as a mosaic piece years ago when I still thought I had to keep 'mosaic' and other materials separate. I don't know why I thought that - one of those rules you pick up along the way that are in fact a load of rubbish. It didn't work at all as a mosaic piece - just another very kitsch mosaic sculpture -  but now I quite like the slightly evil cockatooish bird that is collecting all sorts of odd things in its bower. There is currently A Royal Spoonbill evolving which is obviously closely related to this bird, so stay tuned for some pics when I am done. I am having a great time bringing these creatures into existence.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Successful pre-selection Moreton Bay Region Art Awards

I'm pretty chuffed to have heard on Friday that my two entries into the Moreton Bay Region Art Awards have both been accepted into the exhibition. One is my sculpture Anticipating Avalon and the other is a digital photo from the Lovely Bones series I have done, based on the Skeleton Woman archetype in Women Who Run with the Wolves. I haven't done much digital work of late, and I have enjoyed getting back into it, especially since getting my new computer. Even though I don't technically live in Moreton Bay Shire, I live just over the boundary and so these awards are very local, which makes it all the more pleasing to be involved again.

You can see Anticipating Avalon on my website, but I haven't put the digital images up there yet, so here is the series: The first one is the one accepted into the exhibition.


Last weekend, I had a magical experience. Driving up my road after grocery shopping (that's not the magical part) I saw a large bird being harrassed by smaller ones. At first I thought it was a crow, but something in my subconscious noted the shape of its tail. After a double-triple take I began to believe I was looking at a wedge-tailed eagle. This huge bird swooped down in front of my car to eye-level and then disappeared behind my house. When I parked the car and got out to reassure myself that I hadn't been dreaming, I spotted it again and watched it and its mate slowly climb to a great height and drift away on the thermals. I have seen them once before from a distance over the hills, but I've never had such a close encounter with one outside of captivity. The photo isn't good, but are proof at least to me, that my theophany was real!

Friday, April 9, 2010

My Book

Last year, I self-published a little book about my journey to the solo exhibition I had in July. I'd love for you to have a look and tell me what you think!