Thursday, September 16, 2010

Little One

Date: 18/9/10 -7/10/10, Official Opening: 18/9/10 at 1pm

Where: Shop 4, 58-60 Carlton Crescent, Summer Hill NSW 2130

Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery, “Le Petit Prince”, 1943
Children see things and feel things that adults don’t. I am inspired by the naive and whimsical illustrations of vintage 1940’s children’s books that I have collected from op shops and flea markets. I love the aesthetics of the print – the different colour layers, the texture and ageing of the paper and the imperfections in the registration, which I think contrast delightfully with the utopian imagery.

In this series of work, I endeavour to capture the mischievousness and playful essence of childhood from a nostalgic adult perspective. I am celebrating the imaginary worlds of children along with their endearing and loveable antics. This series reminisces sentimental memories of my own childhood and reflects a longing for the simple and carefree.

1 comment:

  1. honestly, these are wonderful! i hope they are doing well and, as ever, how i wish i could walk in and browse!!


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