Or maybe I’ll be able to work through more artists today. Here are the remainder; Margaret Grafton, Mona Hessing, Ian Arcus, Tom Moore, Mary and Larry Beeston, Lise Cruickshank, Cresside Collette, Merrill Dumbrell, Joy Smith, Cheryl Thornton, Kate Derum, Catherine Hoffman, Elaine Gardner, Pru la Motte, Gary Benson, Marie Patrick, Sue Rosenthal, Lucia Pichler.
Firstly Margaret Gratton. What luck! I’ve come across a great website which sums up her work.
The Third Day, 2003 Untitled, 2004 Stringy Bark, 2004
Copper, aluminium, polyester cord Copper, plastic Aluminium, copper, plastic coated wire
120 x 120cm 800 x 550cm detail
Mona Hessing Untitled 1976
An interview with Mona Hessing interviewed by Hazel de Berg in the Hazel de Berg collection where she talks about her life and practise.
“I ad lib everything ……. I work out roughly what I what ….. I allow the materials I am using to dictate the pace of what i want …. to be aware of constant change …. keeping in touch with the total…. the behaviour of material… it telling you what it wants to do……….. I like to spend a lot of time alone.” This lady is quite happy making the last statement – she’s not apologetic but sees her need for solitude to be a bonus to her work. I take comfort from her words as all too easily I escape into my own bubble – but with a slight unease that I shouldn’t. Mona speaks with such a gentle voice – the rhythm of her father’s Scottish accent coming through as she uses the H in why, where, when, what ……… most people ignore the H – me included in spite of my father also pronouncing the letter.
Ian Arcus – unfortunately I’ve not been able to find any images of his work, just a catalogue entry for the exhibition Walls and Pathways written by Diane Wood Conroy.
And that is my lot for the day – meetings with builders about my new kitchen will fill up the rest of my time.