Heather Shimmen, 'In the woods' linocut and ink on paper, blanket, and aluminum.
Thinking of Place II. International Exhibition and Print Exchange. Presented in partnership with InkMasters, Cairns.
"A personal ‘place’ for me is a Banksia woodland inhabited by a myriad of birds of many species. This is where I feel enlivened, at peace, and at home. There is something intangible that I respond to in birds. There are many things that drive me to make images of them. It is a duality, in part their fragility versus the endurance they seem to possess. Within human mythology and folklore this dual aspect is evident in many cultural stories; evil versus good, death versus life."