Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch
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ARTIST'S STATEMENT

Art - thoughts, ideas, feelings and their physical manifestations - serves 'to feed those further down the river'.

My art/life is a continual evolving process, a demanding but wonderful and rich journey always involving creativity, revelations, transformation and personal interpretation. It has required much courage, discipline and perseverance over the years of practice whilst living in an isolated rural tropical region.

My natural surroundings of tropical rainforest, mountains, beach and backyard have been and still are a constant and rich source for inspiration and materials to manipulate, however I am currently developing visual imagery evolved from exploring influences impacting on my senses, memory and perception.

Sometimes called an eclectic artist, I work in both two and three dimensions across a range of mediums. This often requires a heightened sense of awareness, creativity, flexibility and openness in one's practice.

As a spiritual practice, I call on the intuitive and empowering 'higher' energy forces for activating and investigating new perceptions, simply often through ‘play’. It is a fertile means of tapping into one's inner soul world, to explore and make 'sense' of one's relationships to and from the 'outer' transitory world.

While the multi-layered aspect of human subconscious and conscious thought is complex, I am ever mindful of the dynamic forces, energies and thoughts that connect/disconnect all things visible and invisible. My artwork has become more reflective of such complexities and dualities, as personal metaphors, archetypes, symbols and techniques develop further in my visual language. Self-expression has become much more intimate, personal and satisfying while in the pursuit of the enigmatic.

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My ACTIVITIES Journal


RECENT/PAST ART ACTIVITIES:* 2010 November 5th - 21st, Postcard Show, themed 'The Salon', Cairns Reg ...
05/11/2010
 
» FACEBOOK & TWITTER
Dived in and did the smArtist telesummit course back in January and learnt, for starters, about usi ...
13/03/2009
 
» ARTPOST - ABC's new art website
ARTPOST.ABC.NET.AU by the Australian Govt.One month ago I joined up to this site. I am amazed to fi ...
27/11/2008
 
» ELEVATING THE SPIRIT to show in Main Space at Umbrella Studio, Townsville
Date: April 24 - May 31 , 2009 ...
24/02/2008
 
» Sugarama Gallery Exhibition Review ELEVATING THE SPIRIT
Exhibition Review ELEVATING THE SPIRIT, Solo Exhibition by Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch. September 2007, a ...
31/12/2007
 
» RAISING SPIRITS (Art Exhibition 'Elevating the Spirit' Review)
Art & Aboutnews and reviews on the latest art exhibitions and theatre showsReview by Karen van Harsk ...
13/07/2007
 
» 2006 Cyclone Larry hits Innisfail
"I'VE BEEN THROUGH 'WINIFRED'1986 (CAT.3) AND NOW I'VE BEEN LARRIED...(CAT.5 - 4+ ?) THAT 'BLASTED ' ...
31/03/2006
 
» 'DUALITY ART EXHIBITION' Innisfail Advocate, Tuesday, November 8, 2005 - Page 3.
"Inspiration was right on the doorstep for Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch when it came to creating "Light, Ti ...
08/11/2005
 
» GROWTH Exhibition 2005 Cairns Regional Gallery
Artist StatementThe Growth of the stitch and colour palette in my art practice stems from the detach ...
02/08/2005
 
» 2004 'SENSE OF ATTACHMENT'
Exhibition October 17 to November 14, 2004, at Sugarama Gallery, Mourilyan (just south of Innisfail) ...
17/10/2004