Lately I have been getting my work organised and framed for my exhibition in Dubbo. I have been trying to organise my thoughts about my art. I would like to communicate in this exhibition why the landscape is so involving for me. What is it that is so compelling and what is it about the land that gives me such joy. It is more than being about the look of a particular place. It is about the earth as living and forceful as evidenced by the easily visible landforms. One just has to see the way in which the force of the volcano in Iceland brought so much human activity to a standstill to realise that it is the primeval forces of nature existing eternally that guides landform and land use.
This morning I went to a friend Barbara Mackay's floor talk at her exhibition at the New England Regional Art Museum. She paints in a beautifully free lyrical way. This is a link to her blog with images of her work and writing about them. http://www.barbaramackay.wordpress.com/