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2010
Lepidoptera Recordatio

22th – 25th April, Art Melbourne, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne.

Forget Me Not
Oil on Canvas. 122 x 91.5 cm. Sold.
Time Piece
Oil on Canvas. 122 x 91.5 cm. Sold.
Sisters
Oil on Canvas. 121.5 X 61 cm. Sold.
A Truth Universally Acknowledged
Oil on Canvas. 101.5 X 76 cm. Sold.
Best in Breed
Oil on Canvas.
Home is Where the Heart Remains
Transition
Oil on Canvas. 51 x 41 cm. Sold.
Golden Birdwing
Doll, Leather, Gold leaf, Butterflies, Acrylic & Resin. 53 x 23.5 x 23 cm. Sold.
Gaia
Doll, Paper Mache, Oil Paint & Varnish, 136 x 45 x 49 cm. Sold.
A Tomboys Own Adventure
Doll, Paper Mache, Plaster, 1808 Chums Prints & Acrylic, 42 x 40.5 x 21.5 cm. Sold.
Midnight Pageant
Doll, Leather & Acrylic, 69 X 21 x 18 cm. Collection of the Artist.
The Painted Lady
Doll, Velvet, Leather & Mixed Media. 51.5 cm x 26.5 cm x 7.5 cm. Sold.
Marie Waits
Doll, Lace, Found Objects & Mixed Media. 51.5 cm x 26.5 cm x 7.5 cm. Sold.
Empress Moth
Doll, Intaglio Print, Moths, Found Objects & Mixed Media. 51.5 cm x 26.5 cm x 7.5 cm. Sold
Anatomy of the Mind
51.5 cm x 26.5 cm x 7.5 cm, Doll, Plaster, Found Objects & Mixed Media. Sold.
Swallowtail to Shelly Snail
Real Butterfly, Varnish & Indian Ink. Sold
Magician Moth
Real Moth & Butterfly, Varnish & Indian Ink. Sold.
Bellini Moth
Real Moth & Butterfly, Varnish & Indian Ink. Sold.
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Lepidoptera Recordatio is an intimate collection of forty new works which channel my yearning to preserve the fragility of memory through the loving act of creation. This collection revels in the human compulsion to analyze and re-analyze the string of memories and emotions which compound to form the essence of life. Steeped in Victorian era sentimentality and overburdened with sugary romanticism these alabaster skinned ancestors, painstakingly preserved butterflies and collections of fetishistic dolls exist to remind the viewer that without memory and reverence for the past we may indeed lose our souls to a soulless age.