About the Book
This book was created for an exhibition 'Passage' in which I used paper and natural fibres to explore my relationship with the tidal zones of Moreton Bay.
My Dad was a passionate fisherman so during my childhood my family spent every Sunday boating on Moreton Bay. I’ve used these memories to connect my current art practice to the mangroves, mud flats and sand of local areas such as Cabbage Tree Creek and Moreton Island.
'Collected Moments' describes my journey revisiting my childhood perceptions and experiences in Moreton Bay.
In my art practice I work with paper and natural fibres, forming my materials into sculptural works, using them as natural dyes for paper or incorporating them in my printmaking processes. I specialise in the printmaking technique of monoprinting, using plant materials, stencils and other found objects to develop images on paper, creating layers of rich colour and flowing marks. The images and objects I create seek to describe my perceptions and relationship with the natural world, rather than try to replicate it in a representational manner.