Solo exhibition - Secret Language of Trees - December 2010 - February 2011

Gippsland artist Janine Good presents a body of work that dramatically reflects the spiritual and emotional attachment she has for the vast and beautiful world of nature.

“To me trees are like living time capsules. The bark of older trees - the ancient eucalypts - show scars made by insects and weather, scratches and marks made by animal and human activity, some of the oldest having witnessed massive historical changes over their centuries-long lives. My artistic eye is drawn to these marks that have become my primary inspiration for more than a decade.”

Janine’s paintings reflect her interest in the interplay between micro elements found in the landscape and macro views of the landscape as a whole. She utilises scarred and imperfect surfaces of natural forms such as bark, seeds, leaves, insects, extracting a kind of natural graffiti of marks. Through improvised layering of paint, she assembles the imagery to create visually tactile compositions, instilled with narrative of a personal journey. These richly colourful explorations capture a timeless quality present in the Australian landscape similar to the way an opal preserves the Australian light.  Her paintings offer a beautiful insight and awareness of the landscape while celebrating the delicate yet chaotic intricacies of the natural world.

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