I have only six of my gorgeous girls at the Manly Arts Festival this weekend in an exhibition with my Art Group - THE ART TREE.
Again I'm in GREAT company with some amazingly talented people. As always I'm inspired! Come and have a look, it's a great venue and there really is something for all.
My section in the exhibition... The girls! Series TWO in my Assemblage Dolls..
"Found Beauty Queens"
They are the first in my new series... "Found Beauty Queens" assemblage dolls incorporating found items from the areas they take their names from.
In Honor of the festival I am beginning with the Northern Beaches this month...
Miss Manly Beach, Miss Queenscliff Beach, Miss Manly Cove, Miss Freshwater, Miss Manly Lagoon and Miss Shelly Beach.
YES, I am creating Queens for the other beaches and YES I will take commissions.
I will be at the exhibition today
from 1pm until 5pm
Queencliff Surf Club, Queenscliff
MISS QUEENSCLIFF BEACH
mixed media assemblage
silver plated goblet c1950s, net, silk flowers,
teaspoon, nail, wire, modeling clay,
hand dyed silk, shearers comb c1932,
fabric, paint, hand dyed cloth, adhesives,
cigarette tin c1930s, photo
all of my dolls come with a certificate of authenticity
I am a local artist, working primarily in Assemblage Sculpture.
This year I began more figurative work as I continued to explore the human spirits’
capacity to reinvent itself, to overcome adversity and to be inspired despite
its’ beginnings or setbacks along the way.
My first series, “Lost Goddesses” , a reflection of the hopes and dreams a
little more relevant to modern life, is currently part of the Art Tree exhibition
at Mary Place Gallery, Paddington and enjoyed an almost sell out on opening night.
This series "Found Beauty Queens", features assemblage dolls incorporating
found items from the areas they take their names from. Before you is the
beginning of my project as I will create an artwork for each beach on our
beautiful peninsular and as an extention, other suburbs, areas, towns and cities.
The do contain things that shouldn’t be found on our beaches
and I hope that as you look upon these glamorous gorgeous girls you realize
that everything has it’s place and is beautiful in its’ own way.
Objects that are ugly in one context, now reborn and beautiful.
The beach is still there underneath, despite what has been thrown on it.
As long as someone cares enough to tend it.
Love the questions and emails!
OFCOURSE I am making other suburbs and areas... Miss Eden and Miss Sydney City are on the workbench as I type!