Art is born from a complex direct relationship with its surroundings and culture.
Imago Mundi’s ambition is to unite these diversities of our world in a common frame of artistic expression.
I am lucky that a friend opened the door for me to participate in this wonderful international exhibition. (Thanks Juliet)
Here is my tiny canvas for Imago Mundi.
I’m endlessly fascinated with vintage cabinet card portraits, so this came out of that space, and also from my interest in the cladding of women under layers and layers of ornament. There is a drawn woman under the coat. It’s a strange thing to add layers of clothing to a drawn woman and slowly hide her from view. (Something I explored earlier here.)
But I was also thinking of Professor Gillian Triggs trying to be heard in the Australian Federal Government arena as I made this artwork.
It’s made with acrylic paint, indian ink, felt tip, watercolour and collaged book pages on a very small canvas.