My first solo exhibition opens in a few weeks and I'm in the midst of the final preparations. www.redgallery.com.au
This has been an interesting process for me; nerve-wracking as well as rewarding. I've not done so much work in such a short space of time before. It's allowed me the chance to explore things that had been in my head and my notebook for a long time.
One idea that has finally been put to lino and paper is a series of prints based on the seeds of the Blackwood Wattle, Acacia melanoxylon. The shiny black seeds are beautifully wrapped in bright orange eliasomes that connect them to their pod. I've called the prints (a series of 5, with the seeds about 10x actual size) the seeds of doubt. They are lovingly nurtured, and blown out of all proportion, just like a doubt...
|Elizabeth Banfield, detail - 'Seed of Doubt I',|
Linocut with hand stitching and paper cutting, 33 x 25cm, edition of 5
|The seeds, the ruler is in centimetres|