Sunday, September 18, 2011
I created these moths to enter into the Caldera Art Award 2011 and to my great excitement I am a finalist!! The Caldera Art Award aims to promote the rich biodiversity of 'Australia's Green Cauldron' an area extending from Mt Warning in NSW through Springbrook, Mt Tamborine, Binna Burra and out to the Scenic Rim, Qld.
The Moths were created after two months of resarch trying to find out moths that are actually native to this area! I discovered just how many gaps there are in Australia's Moth knowledge.There are 20 000 to 30 000 species of moths in Australia and in comparison only 500 butterfly species. Opening night is Friday 23rd September 6pm at the Tweed river Gallery, Murwillumbah.
Posted by Therese Flynn-Clarke at 2:19 PM
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
In 2010 I continued a previous exploration using fired clay combined with plant fibre. I wanted to work on the concept of womanhood and motherhood being almost 'out of our control' as women. The role of nurturing for the most part is innate.
I've created some rudimentary sculptural clay figures and some 'womb-like' vessels that incorporate these concepts and materials. I've also applied some 'mark making' to these 'wombs' illustrating my 'connection' to the land and previous work on aerial landscapes.