Guiding My Way
2022


 

"From our re-imagined worker's hut where we stayed on a farm, it was a short walk to Killiekrankie Bay, and the she-oaks guided our journey to the water every step of the way." 

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Guiding My Way, 2022, linocut print, 45cm wide x 31.5cm high, edition of 5, $1,150 unframed

A trip to Flinders Island in late 2021 revealed (and reinforced) the beauty of Tasmania and why it continues to inspire my work – the remoteness, turquoise waters, orange lichen rocks, stunning sunrises and sunsets. Every vantage point on the island revealed its rugged wind-torn beauty.

 

What I gravitated to most though, was the stunning wind ravaged she-oaks scattered around the island. Their stark grey branches, sideways form and crisscross pattern revealed such great depth to the space they occupied. From our re-imagined worker’s hut where we stayed on a farm, it was a short walk to Killiekrankie Bay, and the she-oaks guided our journey to the water every step of the way.
 

Guiding My Way aims to capture this sight and the feeling of island life. The linocut print was a labour of love as I carved each line, revealing the pattern forming, over and over on many weekends. 

Printed on gyokyuru Japanese paper.