WENONA MATTHEWS: Untitled

Wire, beeswax, jute, 2000 x 8000 x 2000mm  – NFS  

My artistic practice culminates around the exploration of consciousness and spiritual understandings from around the world. I place intent into the belief of a universal life force of creative existence outside the set material reality in which humans exist and interact. My artistic work and research aims to focus on places unseen, unknown and avoided by the structures of western society.  My past sculptural and drawing works have centred on sacred geometric designs and fractals and the ability of these designs and patterns to alter the mind of the viewer. As my work has evolved I have begun exploring broader themes and possibilities around consciousness, sacred symbols, storytelling and ritual.

Wenona began her art studies through completing a Diploma of Fine Art with TAFE NSW, she then continued on to the National Art School completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in sculpture in 2008. She followed this study by completing a masters of Art and Curatorship at the University of Sydney in 2010.Wenona has a strong interest and passion for healing and esoteric studies and has been devoting large amounts of her recent time into the study of Plant Spirit Shamanism in the Peruvian Amazon. She uses these studies as inspiration and ideas for her artistic practice and research.

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