This year I will be showing a collection of my highly detailed mandala inkwork both old and new over 3 venues.
Tapestry of Life
by Cathy Gray and Eliza Piro
The Bendigo Bank in Norwood will host the joint exhibition of Eliza Piro and myself. Eliza will bring her new series of exciting, colourful and bold paintings and in contrast I will have a collection of new highly detailed black and white work including my new Australian Botanical Piece Waratah.
SALA Mandala Workshop
I will also be holding an adult mandala workshop at the Bendigo Bank, Norwood on the 15th August 6.30 – 9.30. Bookings through my website.
Passage of Time
Wood Relief Prints
By Cathy Gray and Karen Judd
These collaborative beautiful large scale tree prints pay tribute to the library of information each one of these trees hold.
The Dendrochronology not only tells us the age of the tree but the passage of time each tree has lived. With each tree growing one ring annually these rings show a story of drought, fire, disease, insect plagues, wildlife and excessive rain. Long after these trees have fallen they continue to change shape, swelling, splitting and contracting with the exposure to rain and sun.
We source these cross sections from fallen trees in the Adelaide Hills and besides the environmental story each tree has a human story to tell. A marriage held under the shade of a once magnificent gum, the inspiration of the charcoal drawing of a cedar tree by Hans Heysen or a tree planted for a loved one passed too soon.
Each section is carefully brought back to our studio where we plane, sand and char the surface to reveal the depth of the rings, a process that can take days to complete. Ink is then applied to the surface and the canvas to the ink, careful rubbing completes the process. Only 10 prints are taken from each tree and every print will be unique.
145 Magill Rd, Stepney
Tuesday 6th August
6.00pm – 8.00pm