Second to last time I saw this tree it had been burnt by a bushfire. It had a blackened trunk and its leaves had turned orange. And now it’s knee deep in water, surrounded by young trees.
#flood #bushfire #murrayriver
‘The third who lay in our embrace’ is from a wonderful poem by Judith Wright, Woman to Man about being pregnant. The poem had nothing to do with infidelity. Sorry Judith.
Words in art. Word Art. Poetry (haiga for eg.). Book art. Artist Books. Altered books. Words as power objects. How words are so integrated into our experience that they are almost visceral. How we make and order our world with them. ‘In the beginning was the word’. How we also limit our perceptions with words.
Our local art space (Adelaide Hills) is calling out for artists for a Fringe show of words in art. So if you’re in South Australia (or elsewhere in Aus) please consider showing with them. I want some good company!
Years ago I wanted to do a painting, huge, white, with just the word ‘white’ in the centre, quite small. I didn’t. These days I use words quite often because my work has shifted from huge wall pieces to smaller more ephemeral pieces.
Following is a gallery of inspiration, mostly my work because I know the copyright status. There are so many other artists’ work I’d love to include.
Owning My Contribution to the Feral Cat Population. Ink on plaster on canvas. Belinda Broughton
Altered book/found poetry. Belinda Broughton
World Womb ink and wax on notebook page
Through the Darkness. Digital art/haiga
Strange feeling, ink on paper. Belinda Broughton
Gavin Blake’s studio light table. He was making projectable slides at the time
It’s All Coming Together (notebook pages) Belinda Broughton
I Am Therefore I Am, by Ervin Janek. The Latin means ‘I think therefore I am’ and is Descartes philosophy. Apparently(by Descartes thinking) this bull does not exist!
Lovers Loved, Belinda Broughton from Chocolate Box Art series. This one about my ex and the daughter we shared.
Vacant. College on paper. Belinda Broughton
Prayer for my Grand Children, by Ervin Janek
Page from Reedscape, handmade book, Belinda Broughton
Come join us Folk! There will also be poetry performances. Not finalised yet, but at least one slam and some other performances.
So many possibilities!
h.ART also called Hills Art is the group here is their Facebook page. for details and to express interest: email@example.com
By the way, the feral cat piece in the gallery is in tribute to ‘For I will consider my Cat Jeoffry’ from Jubilate Agno by Christopher Smart.