Safe Harbour. Black and White collage monoprint on stretched canvas. 30cm x 30cm. The abstract image is monoprinted with acrylic paint onto paper, collaged onto canvas, colour detail added. Ready to hang.
I love the crispness, and the strength of black and white. By reducing an image to this simplicity, it focuses the viewer's attention and heightens the impact. Safe harbour is just that, a place to shelter from the storms, a metaphorical electric blanket in winter.
Drought, flood, sunlight, stormy gloom, stark barrenness and lush tropical growth all impact on us either dramatically or subtly as we experience joy or dismay at what we see.
Abstract expressionism best describes Annie’s loose and fluid approach to both content and style, drawing upon visual memories or emotional impact of the Australian landscape. This can be experienced whilst travelling or just walking out the door to her farmland near Peachester.
Reality sparks the imagination, evolving into a response and emergence of a discussion between the heart and the mind. This initiates an echo not necessarily articulated, within the viewer, delicately balanced between what is iterated, what is felt and the final visual impact.
“Safe Harbour”, small black and white artwork
Safe Harbour. Black and White collage monoprint on canvas. 30cm x 30cm.