These limestone sculptural works were carved as ‘exercises’ for the Beachport sculpture park project D’Un Bout à l’Autre/From One Side to the Other, a collaborative art exchange between the communities of Beachport (Australia) and La Ferté St Aubin (France).
Dume has tested the limits of limestone for delicate and complex shapes.
Now they are independent works of art.
#3 Kerrie Stratford. Drawings
Some of these drawings have become paintings, some haven’t, and some might.
Drawings though are of their own kind, expressing themselves differently from paintings; line is their entire structure – line on white paper. White is their ground, they spring from white, bare, vulnerable even; each line carries the weight of the image; where there is colour it is built line by line (a different process to brush stroke, a different use of the body). There are messages in the drawings, and these require a little time and are ‘as one finds them’, like signs, intuitions, dreams, memories. There are women, men, armour/adornments, animals, birds, and scenarios; they are all presented head-on and from their own times and spaces – these times and spaces (floating, rising, falling, released from narrative) inform appearance (and their stillness, caught, stylized, is like a moment passing through thought/realms, and we are there).