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Judy Watson | Terra inFirma

by beth sorensen

Judy Watson
Waanyi people. Born Mundubbera, Queensland.
Lives and works in Brisbane.
leaking shield, 2017
Pigment, graphite, chalk and acrylic on canvas

This found piece of hessian contains memories within its aged stains; it has a history. It could be a piece of discarded army equipment, used for camping. An object like this does not need much reworking – it resonates with meaning. There is an image of a shield form, leaking through onto the material, and a formation of black circles beneath, like punctuation marks or bullet holes.

Courtesy of the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane.