Lorna Crane

Lorna Crane

Artist Statement

Since my arrival to the Bega Valley in 2003 I have set up my studio practise on a full time basis in the rural coastal village of South Pambula, NSW. Educated in Wollongong and graduating with a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Distinction) my career highlights include residencies with the Bundanon Trust, Alice Springs, Broken Hill Art Exchange, Berlin, New Zealand and most recently Venice and Italy. During September 2016 I traveled to Barcelona for a two week residency at Art Print Residence to make a series of unique prints.

‘Over the past few years my work has been about the landscape of place. To me the most important aspect of being an artist is to be authentic through the act of mark making. To be able to create a narrative about the places I inhabit is an essential part of this process.

My abstract landscape landscape inspired works speak about moments of time where narratives form via my own visual lexicon in an experiential and gestural manner. It is from a place deep within where shapes form and are distilled into fragments of past and present merging together in an abstract form. It is about seeking questions and revealing an intimate personalised glimpse into my inner landscape – both physically and metaphorically – known and unknown’.

Most recently I have been obsessed with making my own brushes and sourcing a variety of materials from my natural environment including native plant fibres, driftwood, bamboo, organic fibres and found objects, including ocean and marine debris . Since February 2015 I have been teaching brush making workshops within NSW, Victoria, ACT and QLD.

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