‘SACRED LAND’ – TRACEY DEEP
8 – 19 May 2019
Wednesday 8 May, 6-8pm
In her 4th annual showing at Saint Cloche, celebrated artist and sculptor of nature, Tracey Deep, thrills us yet again with her latest body of work entitled ‘Sacred Land’. For this body of work, Tracey’s mind was centred on of the fragility of our environment, of the flora and the fauna that is becoming increasingly precarious due to our unabated progress. We are losing the very nature that we are reliant on, that is our life blood. Tracey takes the discarded artefacts from nature, what some might see as detritus, to remind us that they are finite and gifts to be treasured.
As with all of Tracey’s work, she harnesses nature’s ephemeral qualities to inspire pieces which embody a transitional beauty, and in doing so become a sentimental preservation of the original form. ‘Sacred Land’ is examines the responsibility that we as individuals and communities have to do whatever we can to look after our sacred spaces, where we go to reconnect to nature, be inspired, and to heal our spirits.
What’s in a Name?
An aptronym is a personal name aptly or peculiarly suited to its owner. As Tracey’s name might predispose, she is deep. She loves deeply, thinks deeply, cares deeply. Her well of creativity is a deep, deep, boundless thing. A vast resource where year after year, and indeed decade after decade, she produces work that is not just great – it is otherworldly.
Her mastery of materials is indisputable, as is her ardent adoration of nature. Nature is both the source of her inspiration, and the supplier of the very materials that she creates with. She is prolific, but her work never wanes – it is time after time a spectacle of skill and imagination. That deep well of creativity keeps on delivering and does not fatigue.
At the core of all Tracey does is Mother Nature. Not in an on-trend mindfulness-and-mung-beans way, but in a reverent, spiritual and deeply respectful way. In the hours, days and months that Tracey’s hands are making these creations her thoughts are contemplating the nature around her and her role within it.
~ Amber Creswell Bell (author & curator)
Tracey Deep is a creative adventurer, a biology enthusiast, and magical plant sculptor. Celebrated for her sustainable sculptures and installations using organic and industrial recycled materials for over two decades – her creations are as distinctive as a signature, and have graced events ranging from the Art Gallery of NSW to Belle magazine, and from Tropfest to Startrek, and from the Winter Olympics to Hugh Jackman.
A powerhouse of imagination and generosity of spirit, Tracey has taught her craft over the past decade at dozens of lectures & workshops.
AS SEEN IN INSIDE OUT MAGAZINE
Wednesday 8 May, 6-8pm
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