Dana Lawrie works with expanded notions of self-portraiture to negotiate a relationship between permanence and impermanence.
Over the course of this residency, Dana will develop experimental processes within her practice. These will incorporate both photosensitive and indelible handmade flower or botanical inks, produced from flowers or seeds collected by the artist. This approach places particular focus on the gathering, formulation, application and exposure of natural inks or dyes. Using natural materials represents a move to incorporate more than figuration to explore permanence and impermanence. Each painting will use repetitive and transformative processes as a way to concentrate on, or examine how one might hold the quiet or insignificant as meaningful.
Dana’s residency will aim to exploit the subtleties of flowers and natural imagery or materials, such as scent or symbolism, in order to open a quiet personal engagement with mortality.