Life Choices

Materials: acrylic inks, board, silk fibres, fleece

Technique: cut-paper lettering design, calligraphy, wet felting, silk fibre fusion

Size: 36 x 50 cm

Description: The background text is a poem describing the choices we make during our lives. It is written in colours progressing through the full spectrum. This symbolises the development of our personalities and the current patterns of our lives, which are influenced by combinations of preceding events. The word “CHOICES” is cut from felt, made from merino fleece, and the word “influences” is created in silk. These words overlay the background text, showing that, despite the vagaries of fate, we are all indeed capable of exercising some control over our own lives. 

 

 

Exhibited in “Felting the Future“ at Caloundra Regional Gallery, Caloundra in 2001.
Displayed in Holland Park Library in 2002.
Displayed in “A Passion for Paper” exhibition in Coffs Harbour in 2003.
Displayed in my solo exhibition “Colourful Language” at Gallery 119 in 2004, and in Corinda Library in 2004 and Toowong Library in 2004-5.
Exhibited in my solo exhibition “Colourful Language” at Gallery 159 in 2007 and at Scattered Arts and in Annerley Library in 2008.
Displayed in “Undercurrents” at Art Factory Gallery in 2011 and in “Spectrum” at Gallery 159 in 2013.
Pictured in the 6 page article in “Down Under Textiles” in 2013.
Displayed in “Common Threads” in Brisbane and south-east Qld,in 2013. 
Exhibited in “Synergy” at Richard Randall Studio, Mt Coot-tha in 2014.
Displayed as the feature artist at The Slab Hut in Samford in 2015.

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