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Joni Dennis
Joni Dennis

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17th century lace makers used their craft as a form of storytelling; hunting images were found on items of clothing of the era as decoration. Transformed from a necessity, hunting became a stylised pastime for the aristocracy during this time. It was a privilege and measurement of nobility, an arena for social interaction and essential training for war.

Original Art: Carbon, charcoal and collage; its’ bespoke design was hand-cut from cotton rag, heavy 300gsm textured paper. 24 karat gold leaf embellished the background.

The original work has been finely scanned and is available now as a Giclée print in four sizes, on beautiful cotton ragg heavy 300gsm textured paper, unframed.


This series was created to personify the powerful female decorated image.

My work is about adornment of the body, how we decorate ourselves to create an impression or display power.

Iconic religious paintings of adorned doyens have been displayed in churches over centuries - images of respect, decorated to enhance and celebrate the female image in high esteem.

‘Reverence’ stemmed from many fascinations.

One of them, statues - Victorian mostly - white marble fleshed bodies, the epitome of goddesses, languishing in gardens and on building facades. Another, portraiture of queens - aloof and decadent, over decorated with jewels and an attitude to reflect their status: pin-up, celebrity, idol, heroine. Each piece intermixes haute couture with the narrative and periods of country and western, rock and roll, and other images through time.

Bespoke designs on landscape shaped dresses merge with iconic portraits. These portraits of sculptural soft marble like faces take elements of past and present women to gather all those idiosyncrasies and create a romantic playful female image of women, the true creators, breaking glass ceilings, the quite achievers, powerful and blessed with strength.

Melbourne based artist Joni Dennis award winner both here and overseas. Her bespoke works are found in corporate and domestic spaces in Australia and internationally.


Giclée is a very high quality printing process using archival pigment inks. The papers we use are 100% cotton, acid free paper with enhanced fibre glossy surface texture and no optical brighteners. The double weight coated inkjet fine art paper embraces the unique charm of silver halide by using state-of-the-art coating technology to bring a new method to an old tradition.


The print comes in four sizes which includes a white border (no matt is required). We require your framer to unwrap the print and you can choose your frame to suit your décor. The images shown here illustrate how your print may look after framing, be sure to select a non- reflective glass.

Larger sizes are available upon request.

All prices include GST at check out and all prints are unframed artworks.


Original work: 24 karat gold leaf, hand-cut bespoke design on heavy textured rag paper, collage, graphite and acrylic wash. Available as a Giclee print.

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