Lacuna consists of ten large-scale graphite rubbings created jointly with Virginia Hilyard during a 2016 artists’ residency at Bundanon, NSW.
We were drawn to the utilitarian man-made structures – water tanks, sandstone hearths, a well – that are scattered throughout the gardens and paddocks around the homestead. These mundane structures of cement, metal, stone and timber seemed to sit outside the heritage narrative of the site. All are associated with fire and water, elemental forces that have significantly shaped the Bundanon property and the surrounding Shoalhaven River landscape for centuries.
The word lacuna derives from the Latin word lacus meaning lake, pond, lagoon, ditch or hole. Today, lacuna carries meaning across diverse disciplines of enquiry. It can be an unstudied area in a scientific discipline, amnesia in psychology, a silence in music and a cavity in anatomy.
Through the act of making the full-size impressions – or rubbings – of these objects, unseen textures, spaces and cavities, dips and holes were revealed.
- Bundanon Residency, Australia
- paper, graphite
More paper works
- Sonic Pressure 2020
- Orange–Net–Work Drawings 2019
- Patches of Light Watercolours 2019
- Blueprint 2016
- Lacuna 2016
- Sound Lines 2014
- Bushman’s Recall 2013
- Harvest 2012
- Monoprints 2012
- Sounding 2011
- Cyanotypes 2006
- Blue Way Jay cyanotypes - buckets 2006
- Blue Way Jay cyanotypes - plants 2006
- Blue Jay Way cyanotypes - blinds 2006
- In-tray 2005
- Lowhead Portraits 2005
- Sound of Manh Tre 2005
- Sound of Lotus Cyanotypes 2001