About Exhibition 'This Is The Way I Draw"

Welcome and thank you for being here.

Drawing has always excited me.

Even now after many years, my materials remain the same as they were since kindergarten.

Crayons, pencils, pens, scissors and paste.

This Is The Way I Draw.

When I create, I sense, I focus and I am compelled to enter unknown paths.

These paths are exhilarating. They are the symphonies that my orchestra of tools perform. Yet when combining materials and after the clash of the symbols. I often find myself in treacherous waters and unchartered territory.

This is when I command my baton. ( my scissors)

I vigorously cut my drawings into pieces. I pause to contemplate and then I sort and I gather. I conduct my workings into a layered composition. This is my ticket home to my sense of being.

This exhibition begins with the instruments I use. (my toolkit)

The artworks begin with the practical side of my daily domestic life.

To balance this are the artworks which concentrate on the other part of me, the contemplative aspect of my existence.

Together these two halves of my life make a whole.

Yet it is not always an ensemble of materials that I choose to compose for. Tjere are also times when I sing solo.

Once leaving my collage work you will meet my trusty old friend "the pen" and experience her travels through India.

The final destination is me in my adult life followed by me now titled "This is the Way I Draw"

And after 50 years of drawing, cutting and pasting, I am able to acknowledge and accept that this is the way I draw.

 

I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the country where I live and work, the Boon Wurrung/ Bunurong of the Kulin Nation, who are the recognised custodians of this land. I recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay respects to their Elders past, present and emerging whose land was never ceded.