These are more works made with Cuisenaire rods, most are 100 mm square , some others I call "long skinnys". The earlier ones are glued to plywood and so appear to have more depth such as Marrickville Man , below.
I have incorporated plastic model making figures into many of my new works - the scale varies.
The images are loose interpretations of Newtown (or close by) scenes many that I have previously visited in my printmaking. I love working with well used materials and feel that their past use influences what I do with them.
December 28 2012
Pocket Works July 2012
These works below have all been made using Cuisenaire rods -these small coloured wooden blocks were used through out the world to teach small children how to count and do more complex mathematical operations - particularly popular in the 1960's in Australia. I was lucky enough to find a supply when helping at an inner city school clean up 10 years ago. The rods have introduced a playful element into my work and I have enjoyed responding to their solidity and colour. Much of the patterning in the works below is from my lino cuts created on our trip round Australia in 2010.
These were shown at Chrissie Cotter Gallery Camperdown in early August 2012.
Cumbungi 100mm square Ink on Cuisenaire Blocks
Works made in August 2012 include model figures.
Banksia 100mm square Ink on Cuisenaire Blocks