This large framed drawing was created using Graphitint and Graphite on BFK Rives Paper. The work is framed in Tasmanian Oak with Conservation Matt Board and Premium Acryllic Glazing so it is suitable for shipping safely. The work is inspired by satelite imagery of the Jefferson Grid in the mid-west USA. President Jefferson created a method of surveying land on paper from a distance, resulting in 640 acre squares which from a plane window look like a quilt stretching as far as the eye can see.
I was lucky enough to experience a moment of profound inspiration when I saw the grid from a plane window in September 2018. This lead to The Jefferson Grid exhibition at the Hume Global Learning Centre Gallery, Sunbury 19 Feb - 27 Mar 2020. This work was the third created in the set of three. While making this work I was thinking about the contrast between the organic and structured elements of the composition. As I have aged, it feels easier to sit with my true feelings and express my needs, letting my inner wildness free. It also references the impact on the environment if we give nature freedom to take hold again.