REMEMBER THE WILD
SIMONE'S SOLO EXHIBITION AT
TRAFFIC JAM GALLERIES, NEUTRAL BAY
AUGUST 25TH TO SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2021.
During many bushwalks this year, I have become even more aware and in awe of our native trees and how they speak to us through their sheer beauty, textures of bark and the secret messages they send to us through scribbles.
‘Remember the Wild’ is an exploration and an appreciation of how these trees; through culture, sacred and spiritual connections, define the character of the Australian bush and our growing understanding of their significance.
My love and enchantment for our Australian landscape is evident in the colour, freedom of application and raw vitality emanating from the intricate details in my mark making. Because of the time-consuming nature of applying literally thousands of lines, I somewhat slip into a mediative state whilst painting. I hope to capture and invoke those precious moments when we take time out to communicate this closely with nature.