elainedesterreart

original expressionist/surreal visual art.

‘Painting’ with Paper (continued)

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Point Roadknight Littoral 2, 2016, collage, 30×40 cm

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Point Roadknight Littoral 1, 2016, collage, 30×40 cm

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Foreshore Sunrise, 2016, collage, 40×30 cm

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Rock Pool, 2016, collage, 50×30 cm

Materials used in these collage compositions consist of handmade paper, failed viscosity prints, and their ghosts and a piece of frottage in Point Roadknight Littoral 2.  Once again I have ransacked my remnant department and the images almost arranged themselves, I think because of the way I am immersed in this coastal area and its atmosphere.

At dawn and pre dawn I often wait for low tide, no wind and some cloud before I capture  the transient nature of different elements such as the juxtaposition of water and sun, sand and reflections, rock face reflected in rock pools.

The photograph informs my work (as well as taking frottage) in a round about way that seems to make a slowly developing  mental pattern that over time distills into an image/s.

 

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Author: elainedesterre

I have been producing oil paintings, mixed media, prints (etching), digital prints and drawings for many years travelling to the Australian outback and overseas for inspiration and further education. My formal education consists of a PhD in painting and a BA in printmaking and my artwork is represented in public and private collections. My purpose and ongoing challenge is to create a gender-balanced and environment-focused iconography within the Western canon of European oil painting. These themes find expression within imagery about time, memory and identity as well as in geomorphology of evolutionary and environmental significance.

3 thoughts on “‘Painting’ with Paper (continued)

  1. Its so interesting just letting ideas fester over time, remembered images, photos or sketches, discarded prints all slowly sink in and new images gradually emerge from the broth, often quite unlike what you are expecting. The ‘paintings’ are beautiful, evocative of the coast, and the photos have a timeless quality. I can see these will be inspiring new work.

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  2. Golly, this should inspire anyone to live by the sea

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