Aislingariums
(assemblage art)

Swan Lake
Swan Lake

Mixed Media Assemblage The crucified woman is surrounded by symbols of the things that oppress her, yet she prevails. Available for Sale

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Crab rock pool
Crab rock pool

Mixed Media Assemblage An indication of the importance of our sea life and the extent to which it is vulnerable due to our carelessness. Artist's Collection

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Wenig Wunderkammer: Inner Harmony
Wenig Wunderkammer: Inner Harmony

Mixed Media Assemblage The doll parts attached to the glass vessel give the impression of disembodiment of the female, and separates the outside from the inside. The 'inner harmony' is represented by a miniature glass piano, with light shining through it from deep within. Available for Sale.

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Wenig Wunderkammer: Inner Princess
Wenig Wunderkammer: Inner Princess

Mixed Media Assemblage The doll parts attached to the glass vessel give the impression of disembodiment of the female, and separates the outside from the inside. The 'inner princess' is Repunzel, represented by the hair rope coming from the castle inside the glass container, indicating that even the enviable position of princess is flawed and constrictive. Artist's Collection

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Wenig Wunderkammer: Inner Bliss
Wenig Wunderkammer: Inner Bliss

Mixed Media Assemblage The doll parts attached to the glass vessel give the impression of disembodiment of the female, and separates the outside from the inside. The 'inner bliss' is represented by a miniature deck chair, dog and vegetation in the inner chamber of the glass container. This is suspended above a turquoise 'ocean' suggesting the bliss of an uninhabited tropical island. Available for Sale.

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Wenig Wunderkammer: Inner Child
Wenig Wunderkammer: Inner Child

Mixed Media Assemblage The doll parts attached to the glass vessel give the impression of disembodiment of the female, and separates the outside from the inside. The 'inner child' is depicted by dollhouse miniatures - a girl playing with her dogs in the outdoors. The work represents our 'inner child' that craves a return to childhood innocence and a greater connection to nature. Available for Sale.

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Wenig Wunderkammer: Inner Hero
Wenig Wunderkammer: Inner Hero

Mixed Media Assemblage The 'inner hero' is the domestic goddes - the household manager, mother, wife and housekeeper. She is represented by the household goods that form her skirt, and the miniature inside of the woman over the sink. She is 'leaking' some of her inner strength which is streaked with blood. Regardless of the monotonous work she is often subject to, she is a hero for enduring and surmounting the drudgery. Available for Sale.

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Wenig Wunderkammer: Inner Sanctum
Wenig Wunderkammer: Inner Sanctum

Mixed Media Assemblage The doll parts attached to the glass vessel give the impression of disembodiment of the female, and separates the outside from the inside. The 'inner sanctum' is depicted in two ways. Firstly there is the paper domicile under the glass; with the eggs in the nest cared for by the bird on the woman's hat as the second 'inner sanctum'. Both represent the fragility of life, but also the power of feminine strength. Available for Sale.

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Rabbit Hole
Rabbit Hole

Mixed Media Assemblage Allowing the use of 'rabbit holes' in learning means that students can pursue ideas and topics that interest them. Sold to a private collector.

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Beneath me
Beneath me

Assemblage A wonderous world from Ann's imagination designed to evoke imaginary thought. Artist's collection.

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Celebration
Celebration

Assemblage We need to celebrate nature, as indicated by the symbols of celebration set by this creek, overflowing with nature. Gifted to private collector.

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Capturing Time
Capturing Time

Assemblage. We often want to capture or slow time down and miss all the wonderful things happening around us. Artist's Collection.

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Koi Pond
Koi Pond

Assemblage Along with the Asian symbolism including the gemstone Koi, this bowl echoes the way that Asian religions consider the natural world. Gifted to private collector.

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McArthur Park
McArthur Park

Assemblage Named for the song, and featuring an equally disparate collection of objects, this work evokes the magic of fairy tales. Finalist in the Woollahra Small Sculpture Award, 2009. Artist's collection.

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La Selva Subterranea
La Selva Subterranea

Assemblage Inspired by the tale of the princess who lost her hands which teaches us to think critically and the resilience of women. Artist's collection.

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Keeping Mum
Keeping Mum

Assemblage A surreal environment which speaks of the danger of keeping too many secrets. Artist's collection.

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Inner Sanctum
Inner Sanctum

Assemblage. This little house indicates that what is on the inside is just as important as what is on the outside, and that looks can be deceiving. Sold to private collector.

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Cedar Creek Dreaming
Cedar Creek Dreaming

Assemblage Inspired by a professional development conference held on a property at Cedar Creek, this work includes a rainbow serpent, who indigenous Australians believe to be the creator of creeks and rivers. Available for sale.

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Veneer
Veneer

Mixed media assemblage. Veneer represents the facade that we present to others in order to 'fit in', often disguising a far more interesting interior, which hopefully (through education) begins to seep through the veneer and be revealed to the world. Available for Sale.

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Last of its kind: GALLINULA malefici
Last of its kind: GALLINULA malefici

Mixed media assemblage. This Victorianesque faux taxidermy reminds us of our impact on the environment. GALLINULA maleficis artibus translates roughly to the common name Moorhen Sorcery or Magic Moorhen. This work also points to the irony of preserving something for posterity, whilst simultaneously contributing to its elimination. This kind of mixed message is prevalent in the hidden curriculum. Available for Sale.

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Last of its kind: GALLINULA rosea cr
Last of its kind: GALLINULA rosea cr

Mixed Media Assemblage. This Victorianesque faux taxidermy reminds us of our impact on the environment. Common name is Pink Cake Moorhen. This work also points to the irony of preserving something for posterity, whilst simultaneously contributing to its elimination. This kind of mixed message is prevalent in the hidden curriculum. Available for Sale.

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Armoire Libere
Armoire Libere

Mixed Media Assemblage. Roughly translated as 'Cupboard Unlocked', this work refers to the time that women are able to 'escape' from domestic entrapment. Available for Sale.

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Kedesh
Kedesh

Mixed Media Assemblage. This Goddess lies in her sacred space; an Avalon of sorts, waiting to be awakened (but not by a Prince!). When she does, the environment outside her casket will also awaken from its winter freeze. She has an elaborate train, not pictured. Available for Sale

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Arcadia
Arcadia

Mixed media Assemblage.  Created in response to the death of a young neighbour due to cancer, this work features objects, symbols and images that may be part of a young girl's idea of heaven. Collection: Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery.

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Persephone
Persephone

Mixed Media Assemblage. This work draws from the Greek Myth of Persephone who is abducted and dragged underground to marry Hecate. Her mother enables her to return to the world, but only for six months of the year. Available for Sale

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Royal Nursery
Royal Nursery

Mixed Media Assemblage. Every day, the cycles of nature occur in spite of us. The smallest lives are wonderous, a fact I hope I have displayed in this work based on an abandoned paper wasp nest. Available for Sale.

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Phoenix
Phoenix

Mixed Media Assemblage. (Full title: Phoenix Rising from the Fenced in World of Perpetual Reality). At some point in our lives, we need to break free of the perpetual reality of our daily lives and discover our own true purpose. Available for Sale.

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Debutante
Debutante

Mixed Media Assemblage. The transition from girlhood to womanhood, is complex and deep, requiring courage, intelligence and gentleness. Available for Sale.

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Anticipating Avalon
Anticipating Avalon

Mixed Media Assemblage, The environment created inside this dome is the kind of environment that one would like to spend time in - a little patch of heaven. Available for Sale.

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Sacrarium
Sacrarium

Mixed Media Assemblage. Protected by a bird Goddess, the interior of this vessel is sacred. Available for Sale.

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'Aisling' (Ash-ling) Irish Gaelic: dream/vision  'arium': denoting a place or container

Australian Artist Portfolio