whitecubemildura is an Artist Run Initiative in Mildura, Victoria. Three small spaces located in business windows in the CBD will showcase innovative work by artists, makers and other creative people who live locally or have a strong connection to the area.
Rice Paper Trail
Medium: watercolour, ink, coloured pencil, graphite on Chinese
I bought a long roll of Chinese rice paper about two years
ago and have been working on it over time. I collect stones, leaves, bark and
other objects from places I visit as well as from around my home, and reproduce
them by tracing, rubbings and drawing in as many ways as I like. I also try
different ways to dye the paper.
Returning to this scroll from time to time is a bit like returning
to a meandering trail, where I spend time exploring different ways of
representing landscapes and memories of places that are meaningful to me. I am
continually inspired by the persistence of nature in spite of everything that
is done to it.
I have discovered that
the rice paper is a very generous medium, so strong and forgiving. Somewhere I
read rice paper described as being, “..truthfull to the moment..”
My aim is to simply enjoy the process of drawing. If anything
else happens, that’s a bonus.