exotic contemporary art

Collection: Metallic Creations

Bower bird syndrome…

Luminescent, mysterious and tactile metallic creations crept into my art a few years ago. Despite being responsible for the expansion of my range of expletives, my inner masochist delights in creating them. From the moment I donned my Hannibal Lecter apron and Breaking Bad mask, I experienced a creative free fall. Like a traveller arriving at an airport, I felt my senses tingling as I attempted to anticipate where my latest adventure would take me.

Like most of my art, these aluminium, copper and pewter works have taken time to evolve into the complex beasts they eventually became. Initially, I delighted in the iridescence of translucent inks sitting on brushed aluminium wall art. However, my techniques become more refined and I was no longer satisfied with such simple pleasures. I then insisted on depth, texture and complexity. I introduced forms that writhed through a sea of colour. I spent hours with assorted power tools and files, refining shapes and sanding the tips off my fingers. I inhaled debris and dodged flying shrapnel as I buffed aluminium until I saw my face reflected in it.  All wonderful reasons to celebrate each time another creature emerged from the metallic art swamp! 

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  • Colourful Language
    Surreal coloured forms emerging from ceramic face
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  • Endometriosis: A Stain Upon the Silence Part II
    Endometriosis: A Stain Upon the Silence Part II
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  • 1001 Nights: Scheherezade's Salvation
    Painting of sultan from 1001 nights metallic art
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  • When the Sky Met the Earth: The Union of Ouranus and Gaia
    pewter sculpture of Gaia and Uranus
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  • Ruby Tuesday
    Colourful commissioned aluminium art
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  • Realms of Desire
    Realms of Desire aluminium painting
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  • Echo
    Echo mirror and aluminium art
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  • Cutting Observations: Melissa Bates
    Colourful portrait of Melissa Bates, Gold Coast artist
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