Jenny Peterson

Ghost

My arts practice is centered in Printmaking – mainly collograph and etching – with regular divergence into drawing and collage. The themes come first, I choose appropriate techniques to work through and develop my concepts. The process is part of the discourse in the work. The ‘Ghost’ series is from a body of work I call ‘Tin Suit’ which explores two Australian icons: Ned Kelly armour and corrugated iron. I am interested in the Kelly Gang because of the artifacts we are left with, which provide material that may or may not help us now interpret this particular story. I am interested in corrugated iron as a material and as a metaphor of the land, or rural experience. The ‘Ghost’ series attempts to be ambiguous in form, yet containing recognisable clues for the viewer. My work often combines organic forms and manufactured order. In this two-plate collograph print the texture of corrugated cardboard provides a contrasting form for the loosely brushed PVA glue surface of the other plate, with its cut away eye-slit.

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  • Categories: 2002 Artist Profiles
  • Country: Victoria, Australia
  • Medium: two plate collograph print

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