Poetics of Space, Original Painting by Elizabeth Barnett
Poetics of Space, Original painting by Elizabeth Barnett, Acrylic on linen, 1375 x 1015mm, 2016
This latest collection of work focuses on interiors, both real and imagined, studies of still life arrangements that play with scale and hint at their most recent inhabitants. The colourful depictions allude to the larger world outside these spaces, with cultural artifacts, and quirky juxtapositions of objects that surprise and create intrigue. The richness of patterns in handcrafted textiles and objects and the equally rich breadth of plant life that fill these rooms and cohabit them with playful depictions of modern and antique furniture. The bold palette captures the startling transition of seasonal colours in the Macedon Ranges, a new home that inspires every day.