Once again symbolism is the main objective with my work, yet unlike the still life where objects tell the story, graffiti covered gums and bamboo take their place. Carved quotes, dates and names give a unique insight and story into the individual or theme I’ve chosen to dedicate the paintings to.
“My motivation to undergo the bamboo series was simply to dedicate an exhibition to my rich textural backgrounds, that have been a part of my work since the early beginnings. Living right next door to the botanical gardens in Melbourne gave me the perfect stylised, linear form to be placed on top of the background whilst not dominating the painting. Amongst the lush foliage and flowers were large clusters of bamboo that upon entering deeper into the maze of sticks, names and quotes would be etched into the bamboo.
Recently I have been more involved with the gum trees, which have a more sensual liner form, and my love for the Australian. Each gum is etched with names; dates and quotes depicting the history from where the gum came.