Rhonda Nadasdy

Ceramics: white earthenware paper clay

0418 181615

[email protected] www.mudmarks.com

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I am one of many artists living in the Yarra Valley. My two and three dimensional artworks are inspired by the drawings and paintings of the children I have taught over my many years as a primary classroom and art teacher. I have always appreciated the children’s spontaneity and their “show-no-fear” attitude towards their artmaking.

I am drawn to the children’s use of vibrant colours, bold lines, peculiar shapes and quirky patterns, all of which communicates to me, a sense of joy, freedom and energy. I reinterpret these drawings to try to capture the essence of the children’s energy, applying my own ideas and techniques. I am also influenced by other artists’ ideas and their techniques, experimenting with these to develop a range of artworks in different mediums and art forms.

While colour makes a bold statement in my two dimensional paintings in particular, I am currently investigating the concept of layers and what they might cover or reveal. I prefer to use acrylic paints in combinations with found printed texts and images or my own hand-coloured or printed papers.

towers birds trees

towers birds trees

beach houses

beach houses

houses cream

houses cream

The theme of Joy is carried through to my ceramic sculptures. These too are inspired by children’s drawings and the colours they use. I prefer to use white earthenware paper clay and underglazes.

I feel excited when people connect with my work, smiling with surprise and delight. I sense that my art reconnects these people to some other joyful moment or memory, perhaps a childhood memory, and so the cycle of inspiration continues.

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