Mortal life viewed as a journey
6th to 17th February 2014
Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Our lives are punctuated by events that take on symbolic significance. The role of these types of events within the narration of our lives is a central theme of the exhibition.
There is a continuum between our lingering need to narrate our lives and the historic role of myth in comprehending the significance of collective experiences. Drawing on insights from comparative mythology, experiences have been isolated that have historically been attributed with symbolic significance by diverse cultures, such as the ‘Warmth of Others’ or ‘Touch the Ocean’.
The works in the exhibition focus on the connectedness of humankind, the mystery and magic of human experiences and the five elements: earth, water, fire, wind and void.
(Paul James, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
Works in the exhibition include eight paintings (oil on wood panel) and fifteen etchings (intaglio) 42 x 32cm.