Please come and see the Entropy Collection if you find yourself in the vicinity. Opening night is Friday 30th November at 6:30pm.
I installed the exhibition yesterday with the help of my dear friend Julia. We worked all day hammering in about 600 entomological pins. It looks great with wonderful shadows. I'll post photos of the installation soon.
Little glimpses of the organized chaos. Tiny patches of desk can be seen, too small to work on. The tables act as shelves really. The floor is a good place to spread out.
The ossedax (bone-eating snot flowers) collection is expanding.
The spawning coral collection (x40) gestating in its box.
Spawning coral (detail).
More bits, including a photo I found, from the 60s, of a Morris minor involved in a car crash.
I've been busy with life here in Northern NSW, the real world can be so all consuming. Moving to the country has been better than I thought possible. Friends in Sydney thought I would get bored here...... Ha! No chance. I've made many, many friends and been involved in lots of activities in the local community. The studio has worked out well and has turned into a little creative hub where people meet, connect and chat. Some work gets done too!
I recently learnt that the Tweed Shire has the highest concentration of "creatives" in Australia. Woohoo!!
The flurry of activity means the "gooseflesh" blog has been neglected and I need to do some work here. Thanks to everyone who keeps visiting and leaving comments...... it means so much to me.
My driftwood collection is enormous and it's been expanding for the last 20 years. One day I knew I would know what to do with it ........ and so recently I started to embellish bits of driftwood with crochet in a beautiful hemp yarn from a local shop.
These pieces will be on exhibition and for sale in the studio in July. I plan to have my first exhibition in the studio with my friend and very talented painter, Phil Barron.
Photographed in the late afternoon sun.
The post, Beach Detritus, has some photos of the driftwood collections.
Busily working away at items for the Entropy Collection, however, as expected I veer off on tangents to try new things......
Driftwood and bones with hemp crocheted details. Two sculptures by Jade Pegler in the middle.
One of my first wonky baskets and a couple of driftwood/crochet pieces.
The Diatom Collection has expanded.