A Chosen Life
Still life Objects….. buckets, basins, candlestick holders.
I found them around the old houses at Beltana, a heritage “ghost town’ where I live in the north Flinders Ranges in SA. Despite disintegration, rust and chips caused by years of use or neglect, the objects “live on” in my paintings. There, in their ‘still life’ frame they have a past present and future. They represent a simpler life, perhaps my life?
In collaboration with Kerrie Nelson, for “A Chosen Life” Exhibition, we decided to incorporate the ways that our art forms intertwine…as in our friendship and shared interests which originated in Alice Springs in the late 1980s.
We wanted to look at where our forms of expression have a meeting point…such as a love of New York City, Florence/Italy and this country.
Often our artistic practices have run parallel, with a similar choice of subject matter or content, inspired by shared thoughts or adventures, in our different lives.
Perhaps “A Chosen Life” is an acknowledgement of the hopefully ongoing nature of our creative lives.