Friday, 8 February 2013
Helens work is beautiful in every sense of the word.
She says, "My series of numinous reflections upon black swans are fountain pen drawings on paper.
The pens used are modern and antique including old Mabie & Todd Swan and Vintage Japanese pens. The multi-coloured inks are of archival quality American Noodlers and Japanese ˜Sailor."
She goes on to say of her techniques,"The watercolours are Maries transparent Chinese watercolours. And much transparent Japanese tissue paper was used in the collaging process.
The paper is Australian highest quality Blue Lake watercolour paper handmade in Mt Gambier by Maurice Wilson. These drawings are my dreamings of a beautiful, but now lost wetland. I grew up playing within this fertile, shimmiering, beautiful wetlands. But now now they have vanished, drained back in white sand, and dead grass.
They are also a Remembering of my father, a stockman ( Americans would have called him Cowboy, I think). He drove cattle all through the Snowy Mountains, and for thousands of miles up the Eastern coast of Australia. He taught me about the bush, and to know the birds and animals who belong there. Above all, I remember the lonely cries and the dark fleeting forms of swans that haunted my childhood , elusive as the element of dark wetland water.
So now, safe within my memory, I draw shimmering black swans gliding through moonlight, invoking my childhood magic, depicting the fragile lifeblood of our land.
Creating magical spaces where Black swans become dark mystery, enchanting sacred spaces, renewing wetlands and lakes.
But now our Australian wetlands face severe threats: fracking, drainage and underground coal mining.
Without growing awareness, our ecology and farming could disappear. My drawings aim to raise awareness of this peril."
Please be sure and visit Helen Duley's beautiful portfolio which surely is an inspiration to all.
Helen Duley Fine Art
Enjoy your visit!
Romanovna Fine Art
Tuesday, 5 February 2013
Bob Salo is an extremely emotive artist. I don't for one nano second think he intends an artwork to be so utterly emotive, but rather it is a reflection of the inner artist. This is Bob Salo - raw emotion combined with skills that challenge many of his peers.
Bon says of himself, "In my travels around the world I am always on the lookout for interesting subject matter. As a professional videographer, cameraman and a graphic design graduate of the Ontario College Of Art In Toronto Ontario, I have acquired a large of amount of visual elements that I can later combine and use in interesting ways to express what I felt at the time I captured that perfect moment with my camera. I enjoy searching for new material and can't wait to get back home to explore the new potential that computer technology has brought to creative expression."
Most of Bob Salo's work needs no description, least of all by me, the most terrible writer that ever there was. Bob's work doesn't speak to you, it quietly screams in tones of an almost primitive appeal to the viewers very soul.
This artwork is part of Bob Salo's new book titled "Time Passages".
Do you see, or do you feel?
I am sure many women, and men, will relate to this artwork at some time in their lives.
Can you feel the laughter; the joy; the sheer pleasure of this woman? This is what I most admire about the work of Bob Salo!
My favorite of Bob Salo's work? Once again, I dig deep, but I alread know my favorite - even though their could be hundred of favorites, this image speaks to me in dulcet tones of innocence in a world that is no longer innocent, but a child, a child is always innocent.
If you want a visual emotive visit into a virtual museum of art, then visit Bob Salo by clicking on his link below. You do want to "feel", don't you?
Bob Salo Artist Without Borders
Please stay safe this coming weekend, and please enjoy the art.