Kristy Gordon, ‘Rockpool/ A Pensive’ 2022. Digital drawing on washi paper, acrylic paint on carved ply. Paper size 124cm x 148cm, expanded drawing 70cm x 55cm x 55cm. Images courtesy: the artist.

Artist statement

My practice investigates slow aesthetics through phenomenological experience of landscape translated to contemporary materialities of screen and power tools, finding connections between repetition, flow and resonance.

‘Rockpool/ A Pensive’ explore dualities of looking into and within through expanded drawing. Rockpools, as a site of soft fascination, promote attention restoration, mind-wandering and creative generation. Embodied gestural drawing and carving, and focussed repetitive mark-making open contemplative space where these sensory experiences in nature are remembered and reactivated. 

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Acknowledgement of Country

UNSW School of Art & Design stands on an important place of learning and exchange first occupied by the Bidjigal and Gadigal peoples.

We acknowledge the Bidjigal and Gadigal peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the land that our students and staff share, create and operate on. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and extend this respect to all First Nations peoples across Australia. Sovereignty has never been ceded.