STICKS #1
STICKS #1

Collection of sticks enhanced with mixed media.

STICKS #2
STICKS #2

Collection of sticks enhanced with mixed media.

STICKS #3
STICKS #3

One way to display sticks (small shelf with holes drilled in to accomodate the circumference of each stick. Painted seed pods rest on shelf.

STICKS #4
STICKS #4

Sticks displayed in a hallway - very impactful.

STICKS #5
STICKS #5

Smaller sticks suspended from ceiling.

STICKS #6
STICKS #6

Smaller sticks suspended from ceiling.

STICKS #7
STICKS #7

Sticks separated by hand painted wooden spacers and suspended enabling them to rotate.

STICKS #8
STICKS #8

Painted sticks laid out in order of size. Painted seed pods at the top.

CLAY #9
CLAY #9

Air dried clay pebbles adorned with plant matter. Look beautiful displayed in a basket or bowl on a coffee table or in a bathroom.

CLAY #10
CLAY #10

Fabric on foam core board. This series can be mounted on hessian covered board in groups of twos or threes. "Earthy" and would go well in a beach house too. Each panel measures 155 x 210.

STICKS & STONES

We once had strong winds in my area which blew branches of all sizes off the gum trees.  Many people saw a big mess on the pavements and streets, but I saw beauty simply waiting to be enhanced.  Each morning when I went for a walk, I picked up three or four “good sticks” and carried them home, delighting in the potential that each one held.  I then painted them all with a coat of enamel paint, let that dry and commenced to decorate the sticks using a wide variety of mixed media – a process that was both stimulating and meditative. The African and Australian influences are clearly evident with vibrant, almost tribal colours and patterns.  The word that comes to mind when looking at them is ‘ethnic’.