August 2011
Gaffa Gallery, Sydney

The body of work within PHASE – CHANGE explored the process of disruptive image generation via the layering of marks and gestures using traditional printmaking techniques of etching and silkscreen mono-printing.

The images created ask us to contemplate and celebrate the extraordinary mercurial and transformative nature of the supposedly ordinary environment that surrounds us. This environment is constantly in a fragile state of flux, changing and reacting to man’s intervention.

The culturally iconic image of Australia’s banksias is used as a visual analogy for this process of transformation. Each one is unique in shape and form, appearing and disappearing as it comes in and out of focus.

The process of mono-printing enabled accidental mark-making to be embraced, thus opening possibility and opportunity to be part of the creation process.

This emphasis on the accidental and transformative led to unique depictions of these natural forms. Embracing risk and abandoning control led to an abstracted depiction of a perceived image and object.

The research contributed to the understanding of accidental mark-making and demonstrated how a disruptive research process could be a valuable part of the creative process.