Another one just like it!
You can read more about this series here.
Three.3 Silkscreen print on bedsheets: 9cm x 9cm: $50 + postage: Enquiries: email@example.com
This is one of the first silkscreen prints I ever made, way back in 1998... Printed on the very finest vinyl it's a great example of slightly off-kilter registration... a favourite printmaking technique of mine.
I exhibited another version of this work at my first Warpstanza exhibition titled She is not made entirely of sugar and spice and all things nice. Since then she's been kicking about half finished with a whole load of other renegade prints. She's all tucked in and wall ready now so she can keep an eye on new spaces.
Yep, she's a great Studio Keeper.
If wishes were kisses Silkscreen on vinyl: 18cm x 9cm: $50 + postage: 14cm x 17cm: Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
And another one just like it. You can read all about this series in the post below.
These tiny ones come with a tiny hook on the back so that you can hang them where you like. They are also light enough to be held on the wall with blue tac, which means you can try it out in all the places. And why you're having fun, why not try it upside down, or sideways. The works are painted on discarded bedsheets and were always meant to be patchwork back together, so they come alive when you match them up with other colours in your world.
One.2 Acrylic on bedsheets: 18cm x 9cm: $80 + postage
The series of small works titled One just like it were created as part of my 2011 exhibition Two Inches off the Ground. The works cheekily query nostalgia and how this sensation can be triggered by familiar patterns. Made out of bedsheets and painted with acrylic these small works borrow their title from the words people often use when viewing patterns taken from domestic spaces they have known.
Ahhhh, they say, I’m sure we had One just like it.
Each piece is pocket sized, intimate peeks at a material that would have once rubbed up against a dreaming body, or two. The small format allowed the works to be easily transported, and painted in different locations, with little mess or planning. This was important at the time as many of the pieces were painted beside hospital beds, while my lover was undergoing treatment for cancer.
I began one hundred of these tiny pieces with the intention of installing them in a double bed sheet sized space on the wall. I finished only ten. The exhibition wasn’t long after his death and I was stuck in a perfection loop, painting those ten over and over again. The rest got packed away in a box and hidden with the other unfinished things, in the studio.
I no longer plan to finish them all. Some are close; some just need a way to hang on the wall. I'm happy for some of them to follow me in their unfinished-ness forever, reminding me of my human-ness. For they are wonderful remnants of human-ness, tiny rose covered fragments of intimacy. Preserved for all time on the very fabric that catches the slipperiness of two, whilst also gently shielding our sleeping bodies.
This one, I think, is ready for more.
One.1 Acrylic on bedsheets: 18cm x 9cm: $80 + postage
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Studio Keeping: A small project to keep a big space. Funds raised through this initiative will go directly to keeping the third floor of Tremain Mill as a studio space while Karen works through the estate of deceased artist Steve Kirby. This project will culminate in a very special art making experience at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery in 2016.