Congratulations to Nicola Moss who was a winner of the Moreton Bay Region Art Awards 2012, an acquisitive prize of $7500.
Statement: 'Based on numerous site visits, Moss explores the ecology of Australian landscapes and our connected relationship to them. 'Life on the edge - Caught in the flow' features species found in Moreton Bay island environments, while questioning our ability to live in balance with its natural heritage values.'
This year's judge, Ross Searle commented: "This fascinating paper stencil work melds traditional landscape practices with influences of Asian art. The subtle use of silhouette to reveal the coastal landscape of Southern Moreton Bay is subtly evocative of Japanese woodblock printing. Stylistically, Moss' mode of working is influenced by her studies in printmaking. Her art works are characterised by the use of silhouetted forms and fine tracery effects. The overall image is reminiscent of traditional Japanese and Chinese landscapes. This is an outstanding example of this artist's creative practice."
The artwork will now be held in the Moreton Bay Region Art Collection. http://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/discover.aspx?id=26305