I've been selected for a joint exhibition of Queensland and Quebec (Canadian) artists, the theme is 'Water Portraits'. The work that I'm creating is based on my previous experiences at Coochiemudlo Island. I plan to use monoprinting to express my personal connection to Moreton Bay and its estuaries.
So today as part of my research I visited an old childhood haunt of mine, Nudgee Beach, and wandered along the shoreline amongst the mangroves and driftwood. And to my delight, I found the biggest stand of Cottonwood Trees ever, a great source of one of my favourite monoprinting leaves. I was like a kid in a candy shop!
This afternoon I prepared my registration sheet in anticipation of starting some prints in the coming weeks.
I'll keep you posted on my progress.
|Cottonwood Trees along the shoreline|
|Looking across the mudflat - I love the earthy smell|
|My registration sheet and plates, ready to go|