I love doing my Raku firing late at night- no noise, no people, no interference of any kind- i need to be in full focus!! But after many firings for the whole week finishing my Raku way past midnight I decided to have an early session- as the sun was going down. It had some impact on the title of the work- check my Summer Night- one can feel the breeze !!
I am in the process of finalizing the work I wish to send to NM but having hard time locking in the size and shape that might travel well and cheap !!! Not my preferred criteria for choosing work to represent me in an all important exhibition. I hope we can work something out to facilitate the sending of artwork to Unsettled Gallery.The size of my Mary MacKillop mural was extremely large (for me too), I was thinking more along the line of my “normal” kind of work but I might have to compress it due to costing.
Mary MacKillop Mural @ Shalom Catholic College Bundaberg- April 2015
At the large size of 3.6 x 1.5 meter Mary MacKillop is standing high and firm on the purple wall -which is the MacKillop wall at Shalom Catholic College. Over four months, more than 400 hours of construction, countless firings, day-long glazing, four full day of installation with Chris Johnston- at last my Artist-In Residence Project in Shalom is now completed. I have learned to admire and appreciate the immense strength and stamina that is Mary MacKillop – a Saint, a Feminist (1987) and a driving force for education to all in early days of settlement in Rural Colonial Australia.
Much like Alex it is a very new experience for me too, I am happiest in my studio doing some work- but will try to see what is it like talking about it and sharing it with my fellow artists here in the wide Bay and in far away land.
Greeting to all participating artists- it should be a fun ride!! looking forward meeting you all !!!