Saturday, January 22, 2011

Invite to Camden Gallery Exhibition

Well, the artwork has arrived in London, got through customs with only a minor glitch, and now it is full steam ahead for the Camden Gallery Exhibition. If you are in London in the next couple of weeks, would love for you to stop in.

If you'd like to look directly at the web site you'll find it at:

Friday, January 14, 2011

New Work

Last couple of days I have been finishing off two pieces and photographing them - the first of my babies for 2011.

This one is called La Selva Subterranea, which translated means 'journey into the underworld' and is based on a female archetype from Women Who Run with the Wolves. In this tale, the woman loses her hands because her father is tricked by Satan. Thus begins a journey into the underworld where she has to sacrifice and struggle but finds her power and outwits Satan.

The second is called Debutante and considers the joy and sadness, hope and danger, power and struggle for a woman as she comes of age in her journey.

I will be adding these pieces to my website very shortly.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Brisbane floods

Feeling very weird today. Just a few kilometres away from my home, people's houses are being inundated with water. I am very thankful that my house has been spared, but feel terribly for all those who have lost their homes and businesses, including some of my friends. Worse still, there has been a tragic loss of life with these floods. Even though we still have all our services at this point, it is not possible to continue on as normal. Suffering from some kind of survivors guilt, I suppose. It is quite surreal. Brisbane will need to pull together to get through this, and I have no doubt that will happen. 

Australians do have an uncanny knack of getting over ourselves in times of crisis - as illustrated in the photo below which a technician took in flood waters of Dalby. Normally, the snake would eat the frog, so I like to think there is a bit of that Aussie 'mates helping mates' happening here. A bit delusional in this case, I know, but it is a good image to keep in our heads when we think about what others might need from us right now.

Stay safe, my fellow Queenslanders

Monday, January 3, 2011


Feeling a bit old today. Not just because it is post-Christmas and I've been working hard either. Before Christmas, I applied to be part of an emerging artists show. The alarm bells rang then, of course, because I was required to state my date of birth. I was rejected, and I can't help thinking that at least some of that is due to the fact that I am not an emerging artist who would be considered 'young'. Its not the first time, of course that I have been discounted as being too 'old' in my art career, and I'm sure not the last. Being an older female artist is even more of an issue for some, apparently. Its a lot like news anchors, really. Older men in that field are respected for their age and experience, women are considered past their prime. Seems to be a bit similar in the art world.

Oh well, should just hang out with the other crusty old hags who seem to be having very successful art careers. Just remember, you lovely young things, one day, you too will be old. I hope that by then experience (a life fully lived) will count for a bit more than it does now. Probably not.