Out of the bubble and into the blue
Solo Show Boom Gallery 25 May - 17 June 2016
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.