55 After the Flood
A slightly neater version of a section of my studio. Shelves are a little more overcrowded now.These shelves house many objects and fragments from bones, worn shells, stones, glass, pottery shards, drift wood. Anything that gives me a clue to starting an art work.
The photograph of me in the studio was taken by a marvellous photographer Elizabeth Ginn who took a series of images of artists in their studios.
The painting is a triptych ‘Where the Dead Leaf Fell’ and is my interpretation of our liquid amber tree in autumn.
Artist Jennifer Long in her Brisbane Studio. Photo: Harrison Saragossi
THOSE who went through them need no reminder of the devastating 2011 Queensland floods. But a Brisbane visual artist has found the beauty among the destruction, finding a way to honour the event through art.
In her latest exhibition, Traces, Jennifer Long has used pieces of debris from the floods within some of her artwork, using a range of media to provide ”a way of translating and understanding, perhaps honouring events, both personal and far removed”.
”Basically it is looking for marks and meanings about floods and disasters,” Long said. ”I used the fragments in my art. It is looking for memory traces, physical traces … verbal traces are what started me off on the exhibition, just phrases and words, it started with verbal traces.”
Those verbal traces from news reports and personal stories are explained … Read More »