Alexandria NSW Australia
SOLO EXHIBITION “Magic Garden”(1 - 29 December) - As we become more and more urbanised, the gardens we remember from our childhoods become rarer. This is an unashamed escape to the gardens of our memories, imaginations and fantasy. A garden can be anywhere: underwater, after dark, in a jar. They are all precious to someone.
I am a NZ artist who has called Sydney home since 2003 after living in the UK for 14 years. You may be familiar with my still life images: flora and fauna viewed and grown in NSW Australia with more than a hint of chinoiserie.
My work could be interpreted as purely decorative. By using allusion and symbolism, I weave stories into my work based on my experiences as trans-racial, Asian adoptee: joyful and chaotic assemblage of blooms and fruit displayed with a collection of ceramics from anywhere and everywhere but with a narrative that draws the viewer in for a second look.
The result is a collection of pictures combining unexpected elements to create strangely familiar images. There are stories to each of my works that lift them from the purely decorative into a narrative piece.