jill ferrall  
     

CURRENT IMAGES

Jill working in studio

Jill working in studio

Artist Statement

I work in Encaustic or hot wax painting.  A method developed in Ancient Greece.  This sensuous medium lends itself to transparent layering as a way of seeing, and then seeing again.  My aim is to evoke a history or palimpsest; that is the inscription of one text or image over another in order to produce multiple readings.  Having studied and practised calligraphy of different cultures, the suggestion of writing is a recurring theme in my work.  I am therefore refining a language of images that metaphorically record my journeys.

Letters from Van Diemen's Land Series

The title of this body of work reflects an interest in the archived history of Tasmanian Colonial women's letters 'home'.  Cross hatch writing was often employed because of shortage of paper and postage costs.

The aim is to evoke a history or palimpsest in response to quotations from T.S. Eliot.  References that suggest a history of time past and passing - the present moment of the past.


"If the lost word is lost, if the spent word is spent,
if the unheard, unspoken    'Four Quartets'
T.S. Eliot

 

Letters from Van Diemen's Land Series

Letter 1   Letter 2   Letter 3   Letter 4   Letter 5   Letter 6

Letter 1
60cmx89cm

  Letter 2
59cmx99cm
  Letter 3
59cmx99cm
  Letter 4
55cmx59cm
  Letter 5
55cmx59cm
  Letter 6
55cmx59cm
Letter 7   Letter 8   Letter 9   Letter 10   Letter 11   Letter 12
Letter 7
55cmx59cm
  Letter 8
55cmx59cm
  Letter 9
55cmx59cm
  Letter 10
55cmx65cm
  Letter 11
54cmx60cm
  Letter 12
59cmx55cm
Letter 13                    
Letter 13
59cmx55cm
                   
 
 
GALLERY VIEW

 

 

ENCAUSTIC DETAIL

Letters from Van Diemen's Land Encaustic Detail Letter 1   Footprints in the sand encaustic detail   Beach Moon Encaustic   Kubota Panel Encaustic    
                     
         
                     
         
                     
 
ferrallj@bigpond.net.au
 
 
 
 
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