Sydenham International | from May 12, 2022
Nerve Centre, 2017
Eight linen paintings suspended from dowel, oil paint, fabric paint, acrylic and ink on linen. Ink on paper, verso Posca pens on paper.
In 2017 I was commissioned by the City of Sydney to create a giant linen curtain for the Juanita Neilsen Community Cnere in Woolloomooloo and the linen I had left over from that project I used here with these 8 drawings using ink applied with lengths of bamboo and oil, fabric pens and Posca pens much the same way I use these to draw onto paper. Of course the linen is much more absorbent as it doesn't have the sizing that the paper has but I enjoyed this process and liked the way the ink was absorbed through the linen. The imagery and text I use was what was in the news media at the time, and I used this information to create the acacophony of words and images much the same way I build up imagery and words with my ink on paper drawings.