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This piece is one of the first mosaic works I completed, prior to any training. It is an interpretation of a contemporary aboriginal artwork titled “Pirlinyanu” by Julie Nangala Robinson. I am fascinated by the intricate detail of “Pirlinyanu”. It is complex, yet not contrived, and has a sense of movement much like applying andamento […]

Dimensions: 60h x 90w x 1.5d cm

Weight: 8.8kg

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Prodigal Pulse

Prodigal Pulse was inspired by a light-bulb moment during a conversation at my kitchen table! Having recently resigned from my previous career and left floundering as a result, I was asked sometime later what I wanted to do now. Truthfully I had no firm idea at that point, yet the words that came out instantly […]

Dimensions: 135h x 73w x 3.5d cm

Weight: 30kg

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Mexican Wave

‘Mexican Wave’ was designed for the MAANZ exhibition titled “Seductive Smalti” held at Bundoora Homestead’s Access Gallery in 2012. In adhering to the brief, smalti (in this case, Mexican smalti) was the material predominately used in the mosaic. The undulating ‘wave’ was constructed of Winterstone (a lightweight sculpting compound), and mounted on recycled ironbark, giving […]

Dimensions: 80h x 26w x undulating depths up to 6cm

Weight: 12kg

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Wireless Street (private collection)

Anzac Day, 2011, I discovered two old blocks of Oregon timber in my Grandfather’s shed. As a grandchild I would often find him here, always a project on the go. If not in his shed, he would be entertaining grandkids with humour and trickery, or in his much loved garden. This work is a coupling […]

Dimensions: 42h x 22w x 22d cm

Weight: 12.7kg

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Beauty underneath

Whilst my husband (an actor), was working on the stage show ‘Love Never Dies’, a company member flagged the idea of showcasing talents of the highly creative people involved, with a theme taken from the show song, ‘Beauty Underneath’. Whilst this in-house exhibition unfortunately never eventuated, it got me thinking! The mosaic, Beauty Underneath, is […]

Dimensions: 25h x 80w x 4d cm

Weight: 12.5kg

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Enlightenment

Much like Mosaic, Wabi Sabi is the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection. It refers to harmony, peace, tranquillity and balance. Wabi Sabi is slow, modest, uncluttered and reveres authenticity.  It allows us to gain clarity through understanding and simplicity. This Japanese perspective embraces a simple aesthetic that grows stronger as inessentials are removed. […]

Dimensions: 80cmh x 140w x 2.6d cm

Weight: 29kg

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Dream Theif

Dream Thief was the result of a momentary crisis of confidence; the concept being ‘fear is the thief of dreams’. When fear and self-doubt creep in, the silver (or in this case gold) lining slips away.

Dimensions: 55x 45 x 2.5 cm

Weight: 5kg

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No Man’s Land

No Man’s Land was inspired by the recent 100 year anniversary of the battle at Gallipoli . The tesserae represent the thousands of soldiers in their trenches, some brave, some timid, but all draining of colour the closer they get to going over the top into no man’s land, a name given to the land […]

Dimensions: 80 x 60 x 30 cm

Weight: 9kg

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Introvert

A quiet work of art, seemingly unremarkable and less than perfect. Beneath the surface the beauty is revealed. An introvert with a glimpse of promise embedded within.  Inspired by Beauty Underneath, Introvert is an addition to the concept that beauty can be found beneath the surface.

Dimensions: 120 x 30 x 4 cm

Weight: 18kgs

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