Star Mother V

Star Mother V

“the ‘dripping Pretties’ have been added by Dickens after Wilson creates the form in ceramics. For Dickens, a contemporary Indigenous artist, the process of dercorating these Madonnas Read More…

Global Mother II

Global Mother II

” Other Madonnas encirle a globe, a further representation of their universality, but as a whole viewed from a distance it is a flower full of  life”. Read More…

Detail Star Mother II

Detail Star Mother II

“To this heady mix of meaning the black Madonna brings even richer symbolism. Far from being a provocative contemporay appropriation, the Black Madonna has a defiantly mysterious Read More…

Spirit Mother I

Spirit Mother I

Both artists have been drawn individually to the Madonna in earlier invesitgations of  identity and self, and their mutual interest in spirituality, mysticism, and the metaphysical world. Read More…

Spirit Mother II

Spirit Mother II

“Superimposed on many of the Madonnas is a spirit figure clearly evocative of Aboriginal rock art. This deliberate entwining of cultures further emphasises the universality of the Read More…

Mother of All II

Mother of All II

Thus, both artists come to this collaboration with previous work exploring the Madoona. In this exhibition the recognisable figures have been decorated, echoing the veneration that icons Read More…

Mother of All III

Mother of All III

The work in Mother of All continues this long tradition of reinterpreting, venerating and seeking solace in exultant mother figure. In this collaboration, artists Karla Dickens and Read More…

Mother of All IV

Mother of All IV

The first 13 pieces of this collection was included in my Black Madonna exhibition at Causla Power House,  Sydney in April 2010.

Mother of All V

Mother of All V

All the beads used of the Mother of All work are rosary beads i came across at a garage sale the local nuns held.

Mother of All VIII

Mother of All VIII

I love this work’s feral beauty. It is one of the collection that i created with Ishta Wilson, to view the whole collection view in ‘Mother of Read More…

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