© 2016 Sally Spencer

Created by Gympie Graphics

'Grid' Exhibition, Hervey Bay Regional Gallery 2005

Mandala of Turtle Bones

on Tissue Paper

 

A Mandala of drawings of turtle bones on gold leaf. The artist laid the drawings on a bed of tissue paper as a votive precious offering to be contemplated. She tried to express the exquisite beauty of these bones and the fragility of the species.

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​​​​​​​​​Water Birds Footprints

and Eggs

The bird footprints and eggs are from the Brolga Crane, a native of North Queensland. I cast the footprints in plaster and pressed them out of clay. The eggs are embellished with an early Agean form of script, thought to have been inspired by the migratory flight of cranes. This mythological concept has been meaningful to my creative practise

The bird footprints and eggs are from the Brolga Crane, a native of North Queensland. I cast the footprints in plaster and pressed them out of clay. The eggs are embellished with an early Agean form of script, thought to have been inspired by the migratory flight of cranes. This mythological concept has been meaningful to my creative practise.

'Turtle Bones Exhibition'

Bethland, Gympie.

An outside site specifically designed for outside Installation works

Bethland was a Site Specific installation venue in the Cooloola area and I placed my spiral of turtle bones beside a dam that would be habitat of the Turtle. The spiral is an ancient symbol of regeneration.
The two pieces from the Grid exhibition are:

Sally Spencer Exhibition: 'Midden'

1998 Butter Factory

A midden is an ancient eating place where tribes would gather at certain
times of the year to eat a certain sea creature.The shells from these feasts
often date back thousands of years.

  Abundance - Clay and gold leaf

Part of a traveling exhibition