Kerrie Howland: Phor Meta Form Ula
Creating narratives and metaphors has become a formula in Kerrie’s art practice to further express ideas representing the complex relationship between humans and the natural world.
Clarence Valley artist Kerrie Howland has been exhibiting regionally for a number of years and has extensive experience as an arts educator and is the coordinator of Yamba Art Space, here she presents a new series of work exploring her connection to the landscape in the exhibition Phor Meta Form Ula.
The beauty of the local bushland, rainforest and coast provide inspiration for Kerrie’s plein air practice, she describes this exhibition and her art practice as:
“Exploring, collecting and drawing the natural world involves observing, reacting and responding as an artist within it".
"Creating narratives and metaphors has become a formula in my art practice to further express ideas representing the complex relationship between human beings and the natural world."
"Questions arise that are often unanswered but continue to be creatively expressed in my artmaking - Where and how do we play? How do the seasons and natural elements shape our existence and movement? Are human beings becoming disconnected from nature?"
"I hope my own creative observation, reaction and response in art making inspires further questioning and discussion from the audience who view it.”
Image credit: Weeded from Wings over Water Series 2019. Courtesy of the artist