What: Tiffany Titshall -
When: June 1 to July 14
Where: Central Godfields Gallery, Maryborough
EVER since moving to the country 11 years ago, Tiffany Titshall has become particularly taken by her natural surroundings.
"When I lived in the city, I used to dream about cityscapes but the longer I've lived in the country, the more I've started dreaming about the natural landscape," Titshall said.
"I live in a fairly open countryside with a panoramic view on top of a hill and I have a lot of landscape to look at all the time."
Her latest exhibition entitled
sees Titshall delve into the architecture of gardens, exploring our natural desire to build monuments, stitch landscapes and re-shape our surroundings.
In her artist statement, Titshall said the work explored the contrast between the architecture of the 'tamed' land and 'the garden', and the wilderness that is ravaged, eroded or drought-stricken.
"I'm very interested in how human beings tame the world around them and shape it to suit what they perceive to be attractive or comfortable," Titshall said.
Having studied printmaking at Monash University, the Majorca based artist uses an erased charcoal technique which sees her work with blacks scraped to whites.
"I've found that this is the closest thing to getting a similar look and feel that you get out of etchings," she said.