Amy Joy Watson: Moon Dune - Art Collector

Waves and Rocks, 2016, metallic thread & watercolour on paper, 103 x 154 cm. Courtesy: the artist and Hugo Michell Gallery, Beulah Park

  Amy Joy Watson examines the human propensity for imagining different and better worlds from a highly personal and idiosyncratic point of view. There is the presence of a childlike alter ego in the work suggesting a subtle sense of nostalgia for the joys of childhood play and a way of seeing mystery and possibility in everything. Watson’s recent body of work demonstrates an appreciation of a rugged and rocky Australian landscape where stitched lines follow strata. Over the course of a year Watson’s interest in geology has spread across other continents and even to other planets, influencing her sculptural works where she references banded rock formations such as agates. The natural forms and landscapes represented in both 2D and 3D works become otherworldly. The works are laboriously and lovingly made - a nod to the thousands of years it has taken for our earthy and galactic landscapes to evolve.

Exhibition opens: 6-8pm Thursday 13 October 2016
Exhibition closes: 12 November 2016
Location: Hugo Michell Gallery, 260 Portrush Road, Beulah Park SA 5067
Contact: 08 8331 8000

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