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Whirlwind Romance1.8mx700mm. Shellac, watercolour, PVA and maps.$1100
Whirlwind Romance
1.8mx700mm. Shellac, watercolour, PVA and maps.
Billy and Siena
Billy and Siena
Painted for ‘Not the Archies’. Painted with shellac, watercolour, and love.
Island
900mmx900mm Shellac, watercolour, PVA and maps.
Horses head, explained
Horses head, explained
1.4m x 2.4m wide Shellac & watercolour on canvas (unstretched)
Centaur Sitting 900mmx900mm Shellac, watercolour and PVA on linen
The mundane beauty #1
The mundane beauty #1
Encaustic, watercolour and ink on paper
Cherrie Hill Shellac, Acrylic, PVA, watercolour on canvas Sold by commission
Cherrie Hill
Shellac, Acrylic, PVA, watercolour on canvas
Family
Family
Acrylic on canvas
Over the hill and far away 1
Over the hill and far away… 1. 2010
Encaustic + mixed media.
SOLD
Over the hill and far away 2
Over the hill and far away 2… 2010
Encaustic & mixed media 210x210mm
SOLD
Over the hill and far away 3
Over the hill and far away… 3. 2010
Encaustic & mixed media 210x210mm
SOLD

 

Musings -The Accumulation of Stuff: 2010

Sitting here in my new renovated house, I am feeling comftable and anxious all at the same time. I have been feeling anxious since the fires I think, but maybe it was before that? I don’t know… can’t remember how I used to feel, before the importance of memories and the accumulation of stuff took over my being.

Trying to find the link between memories, our connection to them through the stuff we have (or no longer have) and why this is important…

I feel I have an accumulation of stuff in my brain, that goes round and round with no significance, yet the utmost importance. And I have no way of controlling that focus. Things I know I shouldn’t think about, suddenly take me over and engulf me… making me think about them during my waking and sleeping hours.

My memories have accumulated over my lifetime… they connect me to people, places, objects.

Like my attachment to my Great Aunty’s piano. She left it me in her will when I was 3. There was a little family rift (as I remember). My Aunty thought I was too young to get it, and wanted it for my cousin. But it was left to me… so I grew up with the piano. It was in my bedroom at home. When I moved out it remained there until I bought a house. Then it followed me around from Glen Iris to Yarra Glen… where I lost it. I took it to a bushfire prone area, and it was taken in the 2009 Black Saturday fires, along with my home and everything in it. It was the piano that had the biggest impact on me. I made an artwork out of the remaining frame, that we pulled out of the ashes. I fashioned the piano wires into the word ‘sorry’. I felt I need to apologise to my family for losing something that never really felt like it was mine.

Acceptance
Acceptance
1.2×1.2
Acceptance 1
Acceptance 1 Shellac, ink and wonder
Acceptance 2
Acceptance 2
Watercolour, ink, fluro plastic, shellac
See of content
See of content
1mx1m Watercolour, shellac, old maps
The other side of the hill
The other side of the hill
Made with encaustic wax, shellac and watercolour