Have taken a bit of time off from work this week to concentrate on the artworks.
The concepts rattling around in my mind relate to individuals who live or have lived in Maryborough and have a story to tell, I figure the landscape is as much about the people as it is about the surroundings and this has given me a starting point.
The works will be mixed media and related drawings, the trigger being found/reclaimed object/s.
I visited Woody Island some time ago and collected a few items of Victorian china from the foundations of the old house (the island is between the mainland and Fraser Island), by chance I met the daughter of the Lighthouse keeper who still lives in Maryborough she was kind enough to show me her collection of photographs and chat about her life.
There is also a story about a mythical creature the Moha Moha sighted on the island in 1891 by a notable naturalist, Miss Lovell, 34 feet long 2 parts fish one part turtle.
The doll fragments were purchased from a local man who is a passionate detector finder/scavenger/collector/hoarder.
Keep you posted