After working with many traditional art modalities: drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, sculpture and photography: my art making is now more directly attuned to nature, as I create relatively small assemblages and arrangements built up from stones, shells and crystals, flowers, seeds and grasses combined with other natural materials that I find in the local bushland or surrounding urban streets.
I love the ‘contemplative’ nature of the Japanese Zen sand/rock gardens as well as the ‘mystical’ nature of ancient sacred circles. The influence of both have been in my drawings, sculpture and now ephemeral art. ~Ally.
During the creation of my pieces, thoughts of anything else are silenced as individual pieces of nature greet, merge, compliment and/or contrast with each other.
My hope is that the photographs and digital reproductions of these ephemeral art pieces can ‘shine a light’ on the often overshadowed exquisite beauty of our natural world.
1. Feathers have featured in many of my ephemeral art pieces and I’m currently making a range of eco-friendly products that incorporate them.
2. Photographs and drawings of my ‘magical wands, hats, poles and figures will be included in mixed media collage/montage and digital reproductions.
3. Currently I'm experimenting with Daniel Smith watercolours and natural earth pigments in drawing and painting. Fragments of which will be included in the mixed media collage/montage pieces.
A heart that is holding infinite possibilities.
A creative who is learning to trust the mystery of what will be.
A spirit that is willing to fly into new creative realms and share the journey. ~Ally.
Ephemeral Art and Photography: ©Alison Lee Cousland.
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