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'paperbark Lines' presents a series of studies from the Walpole Wilderness where there are extensive areas of old paperbark woodlands, trees up to 10 metres or more. Each tree is wind swept, sculptured by the natural elements including fire and time. Each have a story to tell in their shape, curve, knot, and scars.

Working with ink, drawing, following, and exploring the wood grain or branch line is a contemplative act. Ink is soaked up by the paper, while wax layering alters the texture. The process is mesmeric for me, while the fragility and vulnerability of both wax drawings and paperbark trees are connected.

Petrichor Gallery
19th September - 18th October 2020
Micro-Room

Paperbark #10 'It's in the Balance'
graphite, ink and wax on board
60cm x 60cm
2020
2020
Paperbark #1 'Paperbark Lines'
ink and wax on board
30cm x 30cm
2020
2020
Paperbark #2 'Old and Gnarled'
ink and wax on board
30cm x 30cm
2020
Paperbark #12 'Elegant'
ink and wax on board
60cm x 60cm
2020
2020
Paperbark #4 'Due South'
ink and wax on board
30cm x 30cm
2020
Paperbark #3 'I Can Tell a Story'
ink and wax on board
30cm x 30cm
2020
$295
2020
Paperbark #9 'Truffula Tree'
graphite, ink and wax on board
40cm x 40cm
2020
Paperbark #8 'Shades of Leaves'
graphite, ink and wax on board
40cm x 40cm
2020
2020
Paperbark #7 'In the Long Grass . . .'
graphite, ink and wax on board
40cm x 40cm
2020
Paperbark #6 'The Two of Us'
ink and wax on board
30cm x 30cm
2020
$295
2020
2020
Paperbark #11 'Knots and Gnarls'
ink and wax on board
60cm x 60cm
2020
Paperbark #5 'In the Company of . . .'
ink and wax on board
30cm x 30cm
2020
$295
2020