Fourteen artists working
in acrylic, oil, watercolour, and mixed media
presented an exhibition dedicated as a tribute to the west
coast rainforest. At a time in our history when the future of the world's rainforests hang in the balance, we need to constantly remind
ourselves of the inspiration these environments give to us.
and a sense of clarity characterize the rainforest
of artists Pnina Granirer and Patricia Johnston,
while Don Jarvis
manipulates colour and brushwork to present his vaporous, calligraphic vistas and personal rainforest abstractions.
organic motifs of Max Banbury, Monica Shelton and
Gregg Simpson are in themselves a reminder of how Nature's
resembles the shapes and patterns of the external world. This approach is also reflected in the works by Richard Turner and Ted Kingan which
develop images conjured from an inner world of complex overlays or snaking tendrils that function as cryptic symbols of the rainforest. The
landscape itself becomes a direct focus in the abstracted paysages of Audrey Marsden, Ross Munro, and Pat Armstrong, the scratched and
burned wood surfaces of Miles Hunter, and the geometric "trees" of Jas. W. Felter.
The artists in
Rainforests of the Mind celebrate the lush, convulsive
of the west coast rainforest while voicing a collective response to the
threat to our forest environment.
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