Jordy Hewitt
Jordy Hewitt

Perth, Australia

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Medium

Oil and wax on canvas

Description

‘Be of the heart. Slip out of the head and more towards the heart. Think less, feel more, and finally, even feel less: Be more'. This mantra, taken from a small volume of evening meditations, puts English to what the sky wordlessly urges of us. The chemistry of perpetually morphing light and vapor doming our horizons at once orientates us in space and time, while its amorphous vastness can, at times, prompt a sense of disembodiment - a strangely comforting weightlessness. These sensations are echoed in the experience of Life Outside - the latest body of works by Western Australian artist Jordy Hewitt - in that these paintings benevolently usher us to Be.

For Hewitt, ‘life outside’ signifies the world beyond the insular, metamorphic realm of Motherhood in which she’s been wrapped since the birth of her firstborn in April last year. Propelled inward by biological marvel, the artist has, of late, been withdrawn from more external elements: People, places, rituals of the past. And so, it is through these paintings that we bear witness to a passage of re-entry; an archetypal graduation from Maiden to Mother, one regarded as sacred by matriarchal societies throughout the ages. These artworks bravely lay bare the artist’s physiological evolution as she inhabits this new position; internal shifts illumed further still when contrasted with the ‘outside’. In this sense, these creations are as bold as they are subtle.
- Kate Alida Mullen

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#abstract, #colourfield, #pale, #minimal, #minimalism, #conceptual, #white, #sensory, #motherhood, #elements, #elemental, #meditation, #meta, #rainbow, #weightless, #vast, #sky, #landscape, #emotion
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