Annabelle Solomon

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Gender FEMALE
Location Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
Introduction As a sixth generation Australian woman of European descent, I am exploring a sense of place: as artist-creator my aim is to relate to and re-interpret the evolution of indigenous northern European cultural and spiritual heritages from the perspective of the southern hemisphere - to uncover a new ecology of consciousness, an inherent indigenous consciousness related to person in place - for me, the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, Australia. For me, making art is inherently about the process of creating, culminating in visual form, where process and product become inextricably linked - by imagining the 'real' it has the power to become so. © Annabelle Solomon
Interests Quilitng, Spirituality & Goddess scholarship. I first started quilting in 1994 for a Masters thesis in Social Ecology, when I created a 'transitional imaginary' in order to find relevance for ancestral spirituality and cultural stories - in particular, the often hidden/lost stories of powerful women, divine and mortal. I believe that art is profoundly political and spiritual. I believe the visual arts profoundly influence the beliefs by which we live - that visual representations have the power to profoundly affect/effect a worldview. The process of making art provides the space for the exploration of a reflexive relationship between inner and outer worlds, the now and then.
Favorite Books This creative process is recorded in my book "Seasons of the Soul: the Wheel of the Year in Quilts", telling my story of a metaphysical journey to this ancient land, explored symbolically by applying and adapting conventional quilting patterns and designs in innovative ways.