Artist Rosie Lloyd Giblett attended the 2015 Bimblebox art, science, nature camp. Rosie found her time at Bimblebox was a “gift of drawing, painting and walking through landscape…eyes were overloaded with colour and texture, crisp morning light and afternoon showdows.”
Read on for Rosie’s artist statement and images of her artwork created during her time on the Bimblebox Nature Refuge.
“Artist Statement” Rosie Lloyd-Giblett, October 2015
Bimblebox Nature Refuge is over 1000km from Brisbane with the region under threat from Coal Mining. In September at the Artist Camp I pitched a tent for a week, feeling privledged to experience the opportunity to sleep amongst the Rusty Jacket Corymbia woodlands. Late afternoons were spent walking through the musty pink Heath Paddock, often kneeling to observe natures wonders.
Time seemed to move slowly with shadows forming across my body and the earth. Stepping away from our busy modern world for a moment and having time to be present allows one to question; isn’t mother earth so wise, ancient and versatile? She has always proved to be a reliable companion to the flora and fauna. Man, however lives in the present and pays no attention to the future and the long term impacts of mining.
The works created during this sojorn were plein air style, contour drawings and aerial like paintings. I used my own shadows and the moving canopy to create many works. The silhouettes of leaves and figures suggests the inter-connected tangled web of sediment, land and water.