Home Loss Vs Hope Pentapytch

Artist: Lea Rose

Medium: Monotype, chine-colle’ on cotton rag paper

Description: Home Hope Vs Loss’ Locked down and locked out has forced friends and family members to either be displaced from each other or faced with each other. Let’s consider the emotional impact of being locked in and locked out, using the nest, as a metaphor for home. Home as a place of warm, home as a place of escape, home as a place of isolation, home is place of depression. Home is also a place of hope and renewal. My works intimately explore and consider the mental and emotional impact of ‘Home’. My work is perhaps what is reflected in your own hidden thoughts, your places of loss and resilience. I offer you solace and a place to rest, hope and empathy. You are not alone. Witness to despair and repair of the human psyche for over 30 years Lea Rose Art Therapist has a unique viewpoint. Founder; Art Therapy program Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne and international author ‘Finding Peace with Death and Dying’ and now an emerging artist, studying postgraduate certificate in Visual Arts, VCA, University of Melbourne. “Unafraid of the darkest places of self, I unpack the longing for transformation. I explore the tension between despair and repair, resilience and evolution of the psyche. My art practice extends from traditional forms of printmaking and painting through the incorporation of the decorative arts as contemporary art forms, sewing and weaving. With storytelling central to my work.”

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abstract black and white monotype with scratched and washed marks (1 of 5). The scratches are in a ‘U’ shape. There is one distinct scratch coming from the centre of the artwork upwards to the left top corner of the composition. abstract black and white monotype with scratched and washed marks (2 of 5). Vertical scratches outline the rectangular shape of the composition. A pitch black void is shown like a well in the bottom ⅓ of the image. A distinct white scratch comes out of this void up towards the left centre of the image. abstract black and white monotype with scratched and washed marks (3 of 5). The shape created by the scratches and washes is like a squashed rectangle with a little pinch in the middle. A distinct scratch is shown coming out of the middle of the canvas towards the centre right of the composition. abstract black and white monotype with scratched and washed marks (4 of 5). The shape created by the scratches and washes is diagonal with a rectangular border within the image, almost like a frame which the diagonal shape is launching out of. abstract black and white monotype with scratched and washed marks (5 of 5). White scratches and washes create a border, like a frame, within the composition. A strong white wash streaks out of the middle of the composition towards the right upper corner. More intricate scratches are shown in the centre in a nest like shape.

Home woven with DNA

Artist: Lea Rose

Medium: Film

Description: Arriving in the Mallee town of Sea Lake, Victoria, Australia, with tumble weed, dust and crooked weather-beaten verandas I instantly felt ‘Home’. A decade after submitting a DNA test online my father had found a 99.9% sibling match, re-connecting the broken blood line of our lost ancestry. Incorporating my monotype prints, strands of DNA and images from my ancestral home, this video is a metaphor for ‘Home’, as a place of warmth, a place of re-connection, of hope and renewal. Witness to transformation of the human psyche for over 30 years Lea Rose artist/ Art Therapist, has a unique viewpoint. Founder; Art Therapy program Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne and international author ‘Finding Peace with Death and Dying’ and now an emerging artist, studying postgraduate certificate in Visual Arts, VCA, University of Melbourne. “I work with conceptual ideas and storytelling through printmaking, decorative arts, performance, video and digital arts”.

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Video description: A walkthrough of a derelict house in the country on a go-pro. The video begins The 5 monotypes (listed above) can be seen in the video. Art film where the reminiscence of family intersects with the physicality of home, as DNA is woven through both entities in feeling and in presence. 

Audio description: Audio lingers throughout this project, raw to reflect the environment and riddled with a sense of home.

 

Dressing the Psyche

Artist: Lea Rose

Medium: Curtains

Description: Locked down and locked out in Covid times has forced us to be displaced from each other or faced with each other. Using curtains, as a metaphor for ‘Home’, as a place of warmth, a place of escape, a place of isolation, a place of depression, of hope and renewal. My works intimately explore and consider the mental and emotional impact of ‘Home’ and perhaps what is reflected in your own hidden thoughts, your places of both loss and resilience. I offer you solace and a place to rest, hope and empathy. You are not alone. Witness to despair and repair of the human psyche for over 30 years Lea Rose Art Therapist, has a unique viewpoint. Founder; Art Therapy program Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne and international author ‘Finding Peace with Death and Dying’ and now an emerging artist, studying postgraduate certificate in Visual Arts, VCA, University of Melbourne.

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A photograph of five curtains hung from the verandah of an old weatherboard house in the country. The images printed onto the curtains are the five monotypes (listed above). The bottom ⅓ of the image is bright green grass grown in uneven patches. The paint is peeling off the cream coloured house and rust has comfortably settled on the corrugated iron roof. Light grey clouds loom over the house but blue skies peak through.

As above but photographed closer to the curtains. Heavier shadows are cast onto the roof of the house. The curtains have been slowly blown forward by the breeze.

As above but photographed with a rainbow peeking out behind the old house’s roof. The overall brightness and warmth of the image has lifted.

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nations as the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live, work, and learn. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present, and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded. This always was and always will be, Aboriginal land.