On the Way to Kununurra
Acrylic on wood panel 91 x 61 cm
This friday the clock starts ticking down from week 5 aaaaghhh! Where’s the time gone? EEeeeeeeKKKK! For those of you wondering what the hell I’m going on about, I’m referring to the countdown until opening night of my very first solo exhibition! And my plan was to have all the paintings done by the first of June… I am pretty much on track, but I just know there’s alot more time involved in all the myriad little jobs left to do… Catering, press releases, catalog, varnishing, wiring up, painting edges, hanging… And I’ve just a great (did I just say great? I meant rediculous) idea to make my own jewellery too. So, we’ll see about that one. The good news is, if the jewellery doesn’t make it to the display boxes on opening night, I’ll have a whole new product to stock my ETSY shop with post-show. I’ve even turned some of my art into fabric, and am waiting to receive that to make some cute little jewellery pouches, so stay tuned for that – it’s all going to look awesome (if I do say so myself
The above painting is one you’ll see in the exhibition, I just thought I might break from the tradition of sneek-peek only and show you the whole thing. The idea for this one came from the many long journeys in the Kimberley. When I lived in Halls Creek many moons ago, my bestie Norma and I would often take a random road trip of a weekend. It was not unusual for us to drive four hours to the nearest big town (he he) of Kununurra to watch the footy and then four hours back again. tThat’s normal up there. And the drive is one of the most beautiful, rugged, remote and untouched in the world. It was my backyard and I loved it. Being out in that country is when I have felt most alive and most wonderful. One of the things that stays in my memory is the site of the (what I call) Lollipop trees on the plateau top on that drive. They often looked like ‘things’, you know, a dog, or a sheep or a hand. So there you go. It’s not fancy. It’s not a statement about anything at all, but simply an endearing memory I have, spent with a beautiful friend.
Well, if you’re in the area from June 17- July 1 then drop in to ACDC on MArine Tce (next door to Salt Dish Cafe and take a look, I’d love to see you there.
In the mean time, take care and live wild!