Monday, August 30, 2010

The Wanderer

Everything about this book cover illustration by Edward Gorey appeals to me (found via my friend Dan's tumblr, originally via Flickr). I have been staring at it regularly for a week, trying to understand why it hits me so hard. Everything down to the typeface of the title seems absolutely perfect to me. I suppose originally the paper may have been white, but I think it's even better now it's darkened and aged. The house atop the hill, the shadowy trees, the lit path, the way the figure's cape jacket billows as he stands before the woods, his face gazing up and almost glowing... and of course the coloured lights hovering in the air... it is so intriguing and charming. And of course the concept of the wanderer appeals to me too, since one of my favourite things in the world is just to wander and look. 

From the moment I saw this image it has stayed with me. I was so drawn to it that I browsed the image pool on Flickr looking for other Gorey covers that might inspire so much interest in me. But I didn't find anything nearly as perfect. It's strange (and wonderful) when one image can completely hold me in it's thrall like this. 

I am certain I could look at this picture every day and still want to look at it some more. I am utterly in love.

Monday, August 23, 2010


I love tumblr for keeping track of art prints I find and fall in love with.  I thought I'd post some of my recent favourites. The images link to the source.

More on my tumblr.

Monday, August 16, 2010

NO NO = Yes

Chateau Yering

(photo by me from a recent trip to the Yarra Valley)

Somehow three weeks have gone by and I haven't posted a blog update! I have been busy working, working, working, and moving house!

I had some fantastic news a few weeks ago. My current work, Souvenir, has been selected for solo exhibition at curator-run art space NO NO Gallery in North Melbourne! I will be exhibiting from 11 to 27 November. I am busy completing the series with new work, contacting framing companies and doing test prints.

And more great news, Souvenir has also been selected for exhibition next year at the Queensland Centre for Photography in Brisbane (my home town!). This is really exciting for me, as I was awarded a graduate prize by the QCP back in 2005, and have wanted to work with them ever since but I moved away from Brisbane pretty much straight out of university, so haven't had an opportunity.

Also, just wanted to mention that I contributed a little photo-essay that I took with the canon demi half frame camera to Verity La, which is a new Australian online journal. Thank you to Nigel from Verity La for so kindly inviting me to contribute!