Exhibition: Isobel Rayson, Where We Go

Saturday 06 November
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Exhibition Dates
04 November - 28 November
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The process almost always begins with walking. Wandering through rural landscapes, national parks or along beaches. Somewhere that offers the opportunity to silence the noise and provide a moment of clarity and stillness.


As my mind slows, details of the objects in front of me become more apparent. I find myself particularly drawn to patterns, textures or repetitive marks. I document these details in photographs and sketches adding to an ever-growing collection.


In the studio, I unpack and rearrange the composition of these details often broken down into familiar shapes or single lines. Using small carving gauges, I carve into the painted wooden surface revealing the natural colour of the wood. The carved marks are textured and raw and capture a remnant or record of moments spent in these natural environments.


This most recent body of small, reflective works were created during a time of intense, immersive making. The scale of the works are intimate, personal, like fragments from a visual diary. Collectively, the works read as somewhat of a timeline of the places explored over the past twelve months.

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