Out of the bubble and into the blue

Solo Show Boom Gallery 25 May - 17 June 2016 

   'Out of the Bubble and Into the Blue'  2016 120cm x 120cm Acrylic on Canvas


'Out of the Bubble and Into the Blue' 2016 120cm x 120cm Acrylic on Canvas

  'Moody Blue, Clarity, Break in the Clouds; Bells Beach'  2016 120cm x 120cm Acrylic on Canvas

'Moody Blue, Clarity, Break in the Clouds; Bells Beach' 2016 120cm x 120cm Acrylic on Canvas

  'Into the Blue, Shadows of  what is to come; South West'  2016 120cm x 120cm Acrylic on Canvas

'Into the Blue, Shadows of  what is to come; South West' 2016 120cm x 120cm Acrylic on Canvas

  'Looking Back, Moving Forward; West'  2016 120cm x 120cm Acrylic on Canvas

'Looking Back, Moving Forward; West' 2016 120cm x 120cm Acrylic on Canvas

  'Drifting, Shifting, Temporary; this Land Belongs to Layers'  2016 100cm x 150cm Acrylic & Charcoal on Canvas

'Drifting, Shifting, Temporary; this Land Belongs to Layers' 2016 100cm x 150cm Acrylic & Charcoal on Canvas

 ' Temporary Driftwood Home of Secrets; Four Mile Creek Tasmania'  2016 100cm x 150cm Acrylic & Charcoal on Canvas

'Temporary Driftwood Home of Secrets; Four Mile Creek Tasmania' 2016 100cm x 150cm Acrylic & Charcoal on Canvas

  'Dreams of a Memory, Gazing South to Eastern View'  2016 100cm x 150cm Acrylic on Canvas

'Dreams of a Memory, Gazing South to Eastern View' 2016 100cm x 150cm Acrylic on Canvas

  'Moment of Courage, Off Track While Snakes Sleep; Iron Bark Basin Point Addis'  2016 100cm x 150cm Acrylic on Canvas

'Moment of Courage, Off Track While Snakes Sleep; Iron Bark Basin Point Addis' 2016 100cm x 150cm Acrylic on Canvas

  'Sun, Soul, Heart; Bells Beach'  2016 90cm x 140cm Acrylic on Canvas

'Sun, Soul, Heart; Bells Beach' 2016 90cm x 140cm Acrylic on Canvas

  'Glancing Through the Eye of South Side'  2016 100cm x 100cm Acrylic & Charcoal on Canvas

'Glancing Through the Eye of South Side' 2016 100cm x 100cm Acrylic & Charcoal on Canvas

  'Bird Rock, Mid Tide, Joy'  2016 80cm x 80cm Acrylic on Canvas

'Bird Rock, Mid Tide, Joy' 2016 80cm x 80cm Acrylic on Canvas

  'Bird Rock Bliss, Memories of Summer'  2016 80cm x 80cm Acrylic on Canvas

'Bird Rock Bliss, Memories of Summer' 2016 80cm x 80cm Acrylic on Canvas

  'Looking West, Bird Rock Jan Juc Moment'  2016 80cm x 80cm Acrylic on Canvas

'Looking West, Bird Rock Jan Juc Moment' 2016 80cm x 80cm Acrylic on Canvas

 

Using the landscape of the West Coast of Victoria and the East Coast of Tasmania; Ingrid explores the temporary nature of moments in life, memories and how these string together to create identity, connection and belonging.

"Trying to catch your breath in this busy life can be hard and when you look up and realise there is so much that is now a memory, trying to slow down the moments and capture the temporary in a painting; stepping back to take a look and sit with the fleeting nature of life a little longer.

I am fascinated by the memories of my childhood and how these shape our lives. When a space to call home was make shift stick cubby under a tree or a fort made inside a hollowed out log; remembering the fondness of these temporary homes that held such fun, joy and at times drama. Inspired by the found drift wood forts that I discovered over the years on the East Cost of Tasmania, bought these memories and sense of joy flooding back. 

Last Summer I returned full of anticipation to re discover these forts only to find them no longer; used as fire wood for a beach fire and washed back out to sea. This struck me with a sense of longing, wanting to go back, to stop and find that place in my memories that felt so safe, happy, fun and full of joy.

Not wanting to take for granted this fleeting, temporary home, our earth and thinking it will always be there, I want to not only express a connection to my past but a deep respect for the First Australians and particularly those who's land provides me with so much inspiration and gratitude; the Wadda-Warrung and the Palawa in Tasmania.

To recognise there is never a permanent base, it is ever changing, fleeting; temporary and a privilege to live on this earth, in Australia, along the coast, our space, our landscape, our freedoms, to step and live on this land. 

Memories are imperfectly balanced, they are full of joy, full of struggle, idealised, distorted, fleeting and are like the landscape and its layers; shaped by weather and time.