Colleen Southwell | The Shadow of Wings
Drawing on a background in horticulture and a life spent with hands in earth, Colleen's art practice is a celebration of the beauty of nature, both wild and cultivated.
Reminiscent of herbarium and entomology specimens and alluding to objects of study, her paper sculpture works are intended to be observed closely. Through each piece she invites the onlooker to pause, engage the imagination and delve deeper into a personal connection with the natural world. The creative process requires Colleen to do the same.
'The more my practice develops, the more I find myself marvelling over the smallest details. Walks through the paddock have become a study in plant forms and insects, and the garden provides endless inspiration.'