Fragments of Redlands: The Eucalyptus
dimensions80 x 110
mediumvinyl-cut relief print on hahnemühle paper
Onespace Gallery (Brisbane)
Artist Statement & Bio
Fragments of Redlands: The Eucalyptus (2020) focuses on an iconic tree within the Australian landscape: the eucalyptus. This tree holds a personal nostalgia for me, as I grew up surrounded by these trees, and it connects me with others through the shared experience of Australia’s native environment. Relief print carving is not simply used as a tool for visualising this environment but rather captures my visceral impressions. The constant randomness within nature corresponds with my own organic carving process. The connection between the artistic process and myself is important as it allows a new dialogue to come into play.
Artist Bio Since graduating from Queensland College of Art (Griffith University) in 2017 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in Interdisciplinary Print Media, I have continued to develop my practice in relief printmaking. Through my creative practice I am interested in exploring identity and connection to place. Inspired by my immediate environment of Brisbane, my practice focuses on minute areas of native flora and from these observations I create a diverse range of organic patterns and forms. Influenced by nature in its smallest form, my work brings into focus these aspects of the natural environment that often go unnoticed. Tamika Grant-Iramu is represented by Onespace Gallery.