Cate Maddy - Native Arrangement
80cm x 80cm
Oil on Canvas
Tasmanian Oak Frame
"Despite the hardship lockdown has inflicted on us all it did give us a moment respite from being continuously busy and the time to take a moment to reflect on what is important in our lives."
My silver lining...
"My work is always inspired by nature however particularly so during lockdown when my walks through the local bushland gave me to opportunity to observe the changing of the seasons and soothed my anxiety at being separated from family, it also allowed me the time in solitude to experiment with my art practice and processes."
Cate Maddy revisits the still life tradition and looks at contemporary ways of negotiating the relationships between stillness and movement with her artworks.
She is particularity interested in using colour to heighten emotion in a piece and suggest sumptuous luxury, referring to the gluttony and excesses of modern times, which references the Vanitas tradition.