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Carwoola Studies 11, Original Artwork by Isobel Rayson


Carwoola Studies 11, Original Artwork by Isobel Rayson

Hammered woodblock by Canberra based artist Isobel Rayson.

Isobel Rayson’s work explores mark making as a means to investigate and document ideas of presence and trace. She is often preoccupied with thoughts of passing time; where she stands in her immediate environment and how she might capture this temporality as a record of her presence in the world.

“I strike the wood with my selected rock, leaving varying indents, dependent on the force applied. The repetitive act of striking the wood became meditative and I found myself getting lost in this rhythmic process. At first glance, the marks can appear quite subtle on the matt black surface of the wood and requires closer inspection from the viewer. As the light changes over the course of the day, the surface reflects the light and shadows differently and unveils more of this textured surface.” – Isobel Rayson.

Product Details

H: 143mm
W: 155mm

Isobel Rayson

Hammered Woodblock