Thursday, April 26, 2007

Mary Horn, Teschmakers

Mary's Window (I)
May 2006
Mixed media on canvas
610x910x35mm

Mary's Window (I) detail

Mary's Window (I) detail


If I ever see this painting again I must get some decent photos! It is in Picton...address unknown. It was the first piece of my Mary's Window series.

So far I do not have a statement about the series as I am not yet sure of the extent of ideas…
Initially the works were in response to seeing the art of Mary Horn for the first time. Mary is a Dominican Sister who still lives & works from Teschmakers, North Otago. The large works I saw were very dark with flashes of gold. There was one small piece on paper…a window.

From the fourth piece in the series onwards the lyrics of Dave Dobbyn’s Roll Away from his Available Light album are also an influence.

Symbols that are coming through in the pieces are: the opening of windows/curtains (which can be barriers), A-Z/Alpha & Omega, quilting – cutting & piercing.

I have been in contact with Mary about the works & after meeting with her will write the series statement & perhaps paint others...hopefully this may happen tomorrow as Mary will read her poetry at the York Street Gallery's First Birthday celebrations.

4 comments:

Angela said...

Wonderful work, great textures. Love it!
*HUGS*

Moira Marshall said...

Very nice blog Elizabeth, your art is vibrant and lovely.
Cheers, Moira :-)

Helen Weigel said...

What can I say - LUSH -my kind of art!

Elizabeth Love said...

Thanks, Angela. I adore texture!

Hi, Moira. Lovely to have you here.

Hello, Helen. Thanks for having a look at the work. It's much more 'lush' in the flesh!