Two Hearts is a small slice of my ongoing project A Full Heart. In it I explore states of the human heart through: anatomy, form, metaphor, text, symbolism, history, portraiture, and emotional expression, all in a wide variety of media.
The two portraits on display here are entitled Dark Places, Shifting and Scars (Heart on My Face). Both are photo-digital mixed media images made into 7-foot scrolls using very large film-based image transfers, (done in a single go), applied to Chinese mulberry paper and backed with a non-woven fusible interfacing, with wooden dowels in pockets at the top and bottom.
It’s really challenging to do a transfer print at such a large scale, and demands two pairs of hands to execute. We will be working with this image transfer technique (at smaller sizes!) in the my 4-day intensive the first week of June at Neilson Park: Image Transfers and Contemporary Mixed Media.
The portraits are of Kal Honey and myself (we are standing in front of our own faces), but we are models for representations of human experience.
This is a nice opportunity to get a close-up look – in daylight! – at a couple of the scrolls that debuted at the 2018 In Situ Festival. On display through Sunday May 12.
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Photos: top, Claudia Di Nucci for Neilson Park Creative Centre; below, Kim-Lee Kho
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