Deborra Stewart-Pettengill
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VORTEX

My work is an ongoing exploration of natural and organic forms that often repeat, overlap and interact to create a tension between movement and stillness. In recent sculptures, paintings and prints I am motivated by an investigation into organic form, light and shadow, value, transparency and depth. I am searching for ways to convey a sense of fluid motion, shifting direction, equilibrium and stasis, all held within the confines of an object or picture plane. The physicality of the medium allows for endless possibilities of repetition and variation.

VORTEX was included in the group exhibition, FORGET WHAT I SAID, shown at APE Gallery in Northampton, MA in November 2017.