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I am interested in the strange characteristics of flora.
I investigate their form, resilience, nutritional value and cultural significance. I also have a fascination with weeds and the complexity of seeds, their shape, toughness and ability to endure, their extreme survival. I have created bronze works related to my interest in the Moth Vine.(Araujia sericifera)
It has a complex dispersal of seeds, a tough shell and is fragile, I consider it a time capsule of sorts..
Exhibited at Bundoora Art Centre & Lorne Sculpture Prize.
After a 12 months Artist in Residence (AIR) at Coolart Wetlands under the auspices of Parks Victoria, the experience ‘afforded her a ‘bird’s eye view’.
A small mid-point work titled 'My Maggie, a consistent visitor during Rosa’s residency, transformed to a much larger work, in situ at Coolart Wetland’s Crake Bird Hide, the works on voile, enhances and magnifies the stitching and colour of the thread as you look through
Rosa a collector of scissors; explores and experiments with a layering of processes. Her art making practice enacted consistently using light, photography, collage, cutting, textiles, a subversive stitch or two, is an invitation to take a moment to ponder a dramatically changing climate and the destruction of bird habitats.
Exhibited at Immerse 2019
Knox Civic Centre
El Pañuelo can be defined as a scarf, headscarf, or handkerchief.
Rosa draws much inspiration from small, treasured objects that are usually inherited and takes much inspiration from Alexander Girard, who writes about ‘treasuring patterns and motifs as they remind us of people, places and moments we once knew and loved...” and so Rosa delves into this notion of personal memory.
A series of works were exhibited at Melbourne’s AXIAMODERNART.
Four indoor works are part of the Crown Casino 'El Pañuelo' series.
Created during a 12 month Artist in Residence.
These works vary in their width & can be mounted unframed with a magnet system.
Her process is multilayered: the final work reprinted on voile and subtle hand stitched threads flow from the work.
Collage, cutting, drawing, stitching, sewing, reprinting, stitching some more, reprinting..
'The needle is my coloring tool.. there is rhythm..to capture my maggie's beauty.'
This work was featured in the Stitching Change exhibition at FortyFiveDownstairs Gallery – 45 Flinders Lane Melbourne &
Assembly Point; managed by Creatives Spaces, a program of the City of Melbourne.