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(89) Gennifer Anderson - Light of the World
In response to the page ‘Artificial and Natural Lighting’ I have addressed the subject of belonging in this time of isolation through imagery of rooftops and homes thrown into shadow on the one hand and stark silhouette on the other. My work also pays respect to the power of faith particularly in dark times.
My creative process involves studying a select subject for a period of time, visiting it and revisiting it. Taking photos, creating sketches and often preliminary works on various supports from cardboard to canvas and even glass. I then put the visual aids away and allow a period of time to elapse to reduce the information to the strongest images of memories, emotions and symbols. From there the work takes on its own character highlighting some values eliminating others. The prevailing light of faith, the power of nature and sharp contrast are the persuasive values in ‘Light of the World’.
I am equally captivated by the random arrangements of nature and the concept of belonging. My works investigate connecting to others through creativity and are the depiction of memories of emotion, time and place.
As a ‘constructor’ of art I build in layers using a wide variety of media including acrylic, oil, sand, paper, shells, found objects and resin with resin being part of the artwork and the glue that holds the work together. Resin enriches the colour and protects the work with a glass like coat. It also allows me greater freedom to experiment with media, supports and surface preparation.
I am most interested in pushing the boundaries of the resin to explore the possibilities of form and texture and to create unique fine art rather than producing a faultless finish. I am more likely to break the rules of resin work than follow them just to see what will happen. Therefor the end result is never defined. Since completing the Diploma of Visual Arts at West Wollongong TAFE in 2013 I have exhibited work throughout the Illawarra and have been awarded a First and a Second place for works exhibited at Albion Park Show in 2015 and 2016. I have public art commission works at the Shellharbour Hospital Ambulatory Care Centre and the Wollongong Arts Precinct. Art is a great source of joy for me and outside the sanctuary of my own home and family, I feel most comfortable in creative spaces and with other creatives.
Link to Gennifer’s Art Aviso profile HERE
Gennifer was provided with the following page from Newnes’ Pictorial Knowledge Encyclopedia:
Newnes’ Pictorial Knowledge Encyclopedia.
Magnetism and Electricity – A great discovery and its many developments
Artificial and Natural Lightning