Dianne Fogwell

REFUGE – November – 2017

This exhibition comes from observing the changes that inevitably occur from urban development. I look at what is happening outside my front door and see a metaphor for the disquiet of the world at large. There are connections to humanity, mortality, and how we value ‘things’.

I contemplate the displacement of resident birds and other animals that are dealing with a constantly renegotiated habitat. I think about the native trees that are extracted and replaced with light rail and so-called ‘budget’ housing.

In nature, nothing remains static, there is always renewal and regeneration after a natural disaster. There is none, however, when urban development creates the dislocation of flora and fauna. I have added these new ‘refugees’ of the urban landscape to my alphabet of linocut images, observing and collecting specific specimens with these thoughts in mind.

The new specimens build like memories and are part of a collective history; the images grow upon themselves telling the story and create a new imagined sense of place.

Evanescence 2014

My images are a contemplation on pollinisers, pollinators and pollination an exacting process that is fundamental to the world’s food source but usually goes unnoticed, quietly working away in the background of our daily lives. When moths, butterflies, bees and others visit to harvest their essence there is a choreography that nature has performed throughout history. In these encounters, the flowers disclose their secret to the pollinators, who take it home in the form of scent and taste.

I approach my images without plan but as an exploration, letting the images grow upon themselves, they build like memories. I started to carve linocuts of flowers and observed and imagined pollinators from my garden and others gardens for around 5 years adding these blocks to my extensive alphabet of lino blocks. I have also expanded my studies to well known flowers of the past from images in the public domain adding history to my body of blocks creating a universal garden at my finger tips. The process of carving allows me to concentrate on the object of study itself, letting me concentrate on that particular flower, moth or imagined pollinator while printing allows me to dream on the elusive elements, the colour, music, the life and death of the flower, the memories of when and where and which have been pollinated.

I hope the images illuminate memories of flowers planted, plucked, gathered along with the imagined music and dance of the elements of the significant process of pollination.


Abode

Abode

Linocut - and wood block

78.5 x 107.5 cm

Year of Print: 2017

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Refuge

Refuge

Linocut - and woodblock

78.5 x 107.5 cm

Year of Print: 2017

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Wistful

Wistful

Linocut

52 x 39.5 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$750.00 inc. GST

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Viewer

Viewer

Linocut

75 x 36 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$1,500.00 inc. GST

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Treasure

Treasure

Linocut

75 x 36 cm

Year of Print: 2017

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Transient

Transient

Linocut

52 x 39.5 cm

Year of Print: 2017

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Roaming

Roaming

Linocut

52 x 39.5 cm

Year of Print: 2017

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Resting Place

Resting Place

Linocut

56 x 76.5 cm

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Neighbours

Neighbours

Linocut

75 x 36 cm

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Guardian

Guardian

Linocut

52 x 39.5 cm

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Blooming

Blooming

Linocut

75 x 36 cm

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Beholder

Beholder

Linocut

75 x 36 cm

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Admiration

Admiration

Linocut

51.5 x 41 cm

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Visitor

Visitor

Linocut

75 x 36 cm

Year of Print: 2017

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Gazing

Gazing

Linocut

52 x 39.5 cm

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Aerie

Aerie

Linocut

61 x 150 cm

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Rendezvous

Rendezvous

Linocut

61 x 75 cm

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Concurrence

Concurrence

Linocut

107.5 x 78.5 cm

Year of Print: 2016

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Quiet Observations

Quiet Observations

Linocut

40.5 x 79 cm

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Seeking Beauty

Seeking Beauty

Linocut

40.5 x 79 cm

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Somewhere Perfect

Somewhere Perfect

Linocut - and woodblock

40.5 x 79 cm

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The Messenger

The Messenger

Linocut

60 x 81 cm

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Expecting Company

Expecting Company

Linocut - and woodblock

72 x 79 cm

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Morning Song

Morning Song

Linocut

72 x 79 cm

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Place

Place

Linocut

70 x 78.5 cm

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The Calling

The Calling

Linocut

100 x 78.5 cm

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Reminisce

Reminisce

Linocut

107.5 x 78.5 cm

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Intoner

Intoner

Linocut

107.5 x 78.5 cm

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Old Friend

Old Friend

Linocut

78.5 x 107.5 cm

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The Homecoming

The Homecoming

Linocut - and woodblock

78.5 x 107.5 cm

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Contemplations

Contemplations

Linocut

51.5 x 40 cm

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Moments

Moments

Linocut - and woodblock

51.5 x 41 cm

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Setting Forth

Setting Forth

Linocut

107.5 x 78.5 cm

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Disturbance

Disturbance

Linocut

110 x 78.5 cm

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Interlude

Interlude

Linocut

110 x 78.5 cm

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Friendship

Friendship

Linocut

78.5 x 110 cm

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Dusk Dreaming

Dusk Dreaming

Linocut

107.5 x 78.5 cm

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Promise

Promise

Linocut

100 x 78.5 cm

Year of Print: 2017

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Repose

Repose

Linocut

109 x 78 cm

Year of Print: 2016

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Anticipation

Anticipation

Linocut

Only one framed A/P available for sale. Price includes framing. The nocturnal bloomer opens at eventide, heavy with fragrance and shivers in anticipation of pollination.

48 x 38 cm

Edition length: 33

Year of Print: 2016

$1,000.00 inc. GST

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Honour Guard panel IV

Honour Guard panel IV

Linocut

I think of the trees in this image as Honour Guards of my personal environment. Each tree is unique and striving to stand strong against the charge of urban development. [br]Contemplation and observation on planted trees in our environment was the muse for this piece, drawing on the idea of the 'honour avenue' i.e. the planting of trees as a dedication to individual service men and women who gave their lives in service to their country in time of war. The practice originated in 1917 in Ballarat, Victoria. We plant trees in our urban spaces as guardians for the living in the war for the environment. They are there combating climate change, cleaning the air, providing oxygen, saving water, preventing soil erosion; providing food and habitat for wildlife, warmth, privacy, shelter and unifying the landscape. They are vigorous, weathered but dependable and beautiful. They are living soldiers for the environment.

109 x 79 cm

Year of Print: 2016

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Morning Tree

Morning Tree

Linocut

108 x 78 cm

Year of Print: 2016

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Home Tree

Home Tree

Linocut

108 x 78 cm

Edition length: 10

Year of Print: 2016

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Afternoon Stroll

Afternoon Stroll

Linocut

50 x 35 cm

Year of Print: 2015

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Welcome

Welcome

Linocut

50 x 35 cm

Year of Print: 2015

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Collection IIV

Collection IIV

Linocut

78.5 x 53.5 cm

Year of Print: 2015

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Ebb and flow

Ebb and flow

Linocut

73.5 x 53.5 cm

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Happiness

Happiness

Linocut

78.5 x 53.5 cm

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Incantation

Incantation

Linocut

78.5 x 53.5 cm

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Meander

Meander

Linocut - and perforations

80.5 x 60.5 cm

Year of Print: 2015

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Melodist

Melodist

Linocut - and perforations

80.5 x 60.5 cm

Year of Print: 2015

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Mildura Meander

Mildura Meander

Linocut - and perforations

80.5 x 60.5 cm

Year of Print: 2015

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Collection V

Collection V

Linocut

107.5 x 78.5 cm

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Collection VI

Collection VI

Linocut

107.5 x 78.5 cm

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Evanescence

Evanescence

Linocut

105.5 x 78.5 cm

Year of Print: 2015

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Trumpeting the moment

Trumpeting the moment

Linocut

105.5 x 78.5 cm

Year of Print: 2015

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Soothsayer

Soothsayer

Linocut

78.5 x 107.5 cm

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Passing by

Passing by

Linocut

54 x 38 cm

Year of Print: 2015

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Choreographer IV

Choreographer IV

Linocut

107 x 80 cm

Year of Print: 2014

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Enchantment II

Enchantment II

Linocut

107 x 80 cm

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Choreographer III

Choreographer III

Linocut

107 x 80 cm

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Waratah

Waratah

Linocut

70 x 33 cm

Edition length: 10

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Daffodil

Daffodil

Linocut

70 x 33 cm

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Grevillea

Grevillea

Linocut

70 x 33 cm

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Protea

Protea

Linocut

70 x 33 cm

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Year of Print: 2014

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Banksia

Banksia

Linocut

70 x 33 cm

Edition length: 10

Year of Print: 2014

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Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum

Linocut

80 x 61.5 cm

Edition length: 10

Year of Print: 2014

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Ensemble

Ensemble

Linocut

60 x 80 cm

Year of Print: 2014

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Confidant

Confidant

Linocut

61 x 81 cm

Year of Print: 2014

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Serenader

Serenader

Linocut

61 x 81 cm

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Songster

Songster

Linocut

61 x 81 cm

Year of Print: 2014

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Enchantment III

Enchantment III

Linocut

107 x 80 cm

Year of Print: 2014

$4,200.00 inc. GST

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Conductor

Conductor

Linocut

81 x 61 cm

Year of Print: 2014

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Danseur

Danseur

Linocut

81 x 61 cm

Year of Print: 2014

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Choreographer I

Choreographer I

Linocut

107 x 80 cm

Year of Print: 2014

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Choreographer II

Choreographer II

Linocut

107 x 80 cm

Year of Print: 2014

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