her * earth * art * heart
Welcome to HEARTH – a home with art.
At the end of 2016 I finally held an exhibition from my home and studio- Hearth. This was a significant event in my art career as it finally consolidated ideas of making creative spaces, honouring the home and the function of art. For years I have been dragging plants, pools of water and found objects into gallery spaces in an effort to transform the space.
It was great to watch people enter the courtyard, move through the outdoor corridor of art and into the studio. It was so much fun I’m going to do it again! The work from this exhibition was a coming together of years of accumulation and sorting. Many of the pieces were an assemblage of old ceramic work (mine) combined with other people’s left behind pieces and gifts. From touristy knickknacks to reverse traditional ceramic relics, they were all in there. The frames were collected from all over the place, some vintage treasures, others plastic fantastic. The themes were the same ones I have always been drawn to; animal/human transformation, tree of life mythology and defining the feminine/portraying women.
The launch of my home-based Hearth Studio & open-air Exhibition Space featured the combining of artwork with a vibrant garden, a living space, and a curated series of events. Hearth offers ongoing fresh opportunities for interacting with Art and helping to make channels of enchantment for people to connect with the creative experience on a personal level.
This body of work was specifically designed to be shown in an outdoor space. These mixed media mosaics incorporated items collected over two decades with handmade ceramic figures and tiles, brought together within collected frames.