Bronwyn Rodden (Australia)
Title: Angel of Solace
Medium: Handmade Eucalyptus ink on linen
Size: 21 x 29cm
In this time of Covid, solace is more valuable than ever. In a cemetery in Donegal, Ireland, close to my ancestral farmlands, I found tranquil angels carved onto gravestones from the time of the Famine. They offered the bereaved reassurance and solace, and perhaps hope that things will improve. This linocut was inspired by these works and I’ve used ink I’ve made from Eucalyptus bark in my garden to link it to Australia where I live.
Born in Sydney, I lived there for many years, have travelled extensively, and now reside on the Mid North Coast of NSW. As an artist with a deep concern for the environment, and a background in natural sciences, I’ve moved away from traditional materials to creating my own from my own garden. I have been a finalist in Nexus Gallery Bellingen Art Prize 2017 (Highly Commended), National Works on Paper, Morton Bay Art Prize, the Flannery Art Prize, and the Sydney Water Earth Prize and I was winner of Works on Paper, Bellingen Art Prize 2018.