Rosalie Series

Rosalie (2018)

Rosalie investigates the displacement of an antique toy bear in a suburban Brisbane landscape. Inspired by a series of photographs, the process of taking this bear on a journey evokes the curiosity of childhood, reimagining the familiar and seeking knowledge through exploration. By embracing this process I am able to incorporate the abstract nature of linocut carving to reconnect with the micro worlds of my suburban environment. The physicality of linocut carving and depicting a narrative is strongly connected to my Torres Strait Islander heritage. Linocut carving is not simply used as a tool for visualizing this environment but one that elevates my curiosity and maintains my connection with my heritage and home.

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Photo: Rosalie (ochre), 2018. Courtesy of Onespace Gallery.