Sensurious

- drawings to stimulate the senses -

 

My third solo exhibition was held at The Gallery @ Pikes, Pikes Wines, Polish Hill River Road, Sevenhill, via Clare, SA 5453. 1 Feb - 26 March 2014.


Sensurious was also shown at Magpie Springs, Hope Forest, SA 5172, from 10 Oct 2014 until 26 January 2015


These works are a celebration of produce from the garden, vineyard, orchard, or greenhouse that we collect for our kitchens and dining rooms and in most cases eventually consume! The pleasure we gain from this produce is amplified by simultaneous stimulation of multiple senses – vision, touch, smell, taste and even sound - and can be further enhanced when we grow the produce ourselves. Such stimulation forms memories so vivid that the full sensory experience can be evoked in the future by just a quick glimpse or whiff or feel.


The challenge I have set myself in this collection is to capture the essence of familiar culinary, vinous and decorative products from the land in coloured pencil drawings that conjure up others’ memories of past sensory experiences. Many drawings reveal details that perhaps aren’t obvious to the casual observer, details that enhance the sensory experience even further, just as my own experience in making these works was made more pleasurable by consuming much of the subject matter!


JM, Dec 2013