In late 2020, I commenced a journey toward a new artwork series entitled, ‘Vulnerable’, beginning with the foundational studies to develop the art series conceptual framework funded by Moonee Valley City Council (MVCC) COVID-19 Art Recovery Grant 2020. Then in 2021, I was fortunate to receive a similar Art Recovery Grant from MVCC to partly fund the initial artwork series creative development stage, which involves further development of the conceptual framework and études.
The ‘Vulnerable’ art series explores that part of the notion of acceptance of one’s vulnerability is to accept the impermanence and imperfections of life and its day-to-day-ness. The first series of études from this creative development stage, entitled: Mementos, explore and capture the transient quiet pauses often overlooked amidst the day-to-day bustle, presented and viewed compositionally and singularly.
MVCC’s community recovery grant scheme has helped many local community groups, businesses, and artists to bounce back from the setback brought on by the pandemic. My sincere gratitude for their support.
More snippets of selected ètudes can be viewed here.