Solo exhibition at Courtesy of the Artist in Sydney April 2018.
UNTAMED celebrates the beauty, evolution and survival of one of nature’s most precious elements, wood.
Shrugging off the modern pursuit of perfection, Linda has teamed ‘weathered’ silver works with a selection of works in driftwood where each unique piece tells a story of survival.
From the gentle movement underwater to the raging rivers of time, each precious piece of driftwood finds its way from the deep Tasmanian wilderness to be fashioned into works that boldly proclaim aged beauty.
UNTAMED is bold.
UNTAMED is beautiful.
UNTAMED is for those who enjoy their own strength.
Solo exhibition at Handmark Gallery Hobart in January 2017.
The natural world is the focus of the body of work Linda entitled Eco:Echo.
Playing on the similarity of the two words, the works inspired by the idea of Eco feature bold works in wood, driftwood and recycled silver finished to mimic the weathering and shedding of Tasmanian eucalyptus.
The works inspired by the idea of Echo feature works that resemble an echo wave and some works reference (or echo...) previous signature works of Linda's.
Bougainvillea Wrap bracelet worn as neckpiece. Sterling silver OO/S
Silver Shard bangles in polished + oxidised sterling silver. OO/A
Silver Leaf Light (extra long) and Beaten Black Leaf Light (extra long). Sterling silver and Oxidised sterling silver. SIG
Solo exhibition at Zu Design in Adelaide September 2016
Linda presented works inspired by images of the Tasmanian wilderness taken by her partner, Misho (which adorned the gallery walls - some are shown on the HOME page).
The exhibition presented bold works in Tasmanian wilderness driftwood and turned Tasmanian timbers.
The beautiful weathered trees of the wilderness were further referenced with silver finished to mimic the natural process; a selection of works were inspired by the vast Tasmanian skies; and some more gentle works were inspired by wild grasses.
Solo exhibition at Handmark Gallery in Hobart December 2015 and Courtesy of the Artist in Sydney in March 2016.
Influenced by the strong sense of place that Linda derives from her home in Tasmania, Linda presented works inspired by the idea of weathering:
Bold silver Weathered works are finished to mimic the natural process of weathering; the Adriftseries featuring simple pieces of Tasmanian wilderness driftwood, inviting the viewer to appreciate the natural beauty of a weathered precious resource; and with a further play on the title, a selection of works inspired by the vast Tasmanian skies and extreme weather conditions.
Red Dot Weathered Torques large + small. Oxidised sterling silver + silk. OO/A
Weathered Torque Branches. Oxidised sterling silver + silk. SIG
Solo exhibition at COTA Gallery, Surry Hills Sydney September 2013.
For this exhibition Linda presented four series of work, all influenced by nature or nurture in different ways.
'The influence of inherited traits or genes (nature) versus upbringing or environment (nurture) has long been a fascination of mine. In my case, I'm fairly certain they both influence my work.'
About the works:
The Adriftseries acknowledges the natural beauty of Tasmania by presenting simple pieces of Tasmanian wilderness driftwood; the Pearl series borrows from both the Cloud and Adrift series to incorporate the most beautiful blending of nature and nurture, the cultured pearl; the Cloud series, inspired by the vast Tasmanian skies, reflects both the shapes of clouds as well as their constantly shifting and evolving forms; and the Sea Sponge arm pieces inspired by the form and pliability of sea sponges.