Cranes on Cockatoo

These hauntingly beautiful, solitary machines found on Cockatoo Island – once used to build ships, have a majestic yet melancholy presence of the past and present.

Initial representational drawings are deconstructed into a mass of geometric shapes and lines. Repetition, pattern and structure are explored within these industrial forms using varied intensities of white on black creating multiple surface textures and tones.

The multiplicity of marks and lines dissolves the representation leaving space and structure. A ghostly, ethereal quality emerges revealing an essence of the spirit once contained within these now obselete museum pieces. (2008)

Awarded: NAS Drawing Week Exhibition Award (FONAS). Exhibition held at Xavier Space, St Vincents Hospital, Sydney.