Jenny Reddin
Jenny Reddin

Melbourne, Australia

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Medium

Mixed Media on Canvas

Description

Living on the land I see the changes that occur in our landscape. The accumulation of these changes, these consequences, of both human and climatic actions, are painted in the detail of the landscape and in the stories it tells,.
These details and stories evoke in me a visceral response and my art channels this through the expression of the emotions caused by cataclysmic events such as bushfires, floods, soil erosion, habitat loss, extinction of species and environmental degradation.
Each of these events occur as a result of a burst of energy that causes a change, resulting in consequences that are random, uncontrolled, unexpected; sometimes catastrophic. There is often beauty in the chaos, but always impact - whether for the short, or potential long term. These are not only earth changing events, regardless of how seemingly small, but actually quiet significant in shaping the story of the land, and all the consequences that follow.
As I produce artworks I am consciously recreating these cataclysmic scenarios where I drown the canvas in viscous solutions of solvents, medium and pigments. I use gravity as my paintbrush, manipulating the surface to repel or attract pigment as it falls out of solution.

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