kati thamo

bird in a bell jar: nature bound + bottled

6 july - 4 august 2018

ARTIST TALK:
3pm SATURDAY 7 JULY

 

Books have been an important creative device in Kati Thamo's exhibition of new etchings and gouache paintings.

Titled Bird in a Bell Jar - Nature Bound and Bottled, Thamo's exhibition depicts a sequence of botanical and animal specimens that reflect on our relationship with the natural world. Presenting a compendium of small ecologies, held in glass containers or in the pages of books, these delicate environments suggest the vulnerability, complexity and current fragility of our natural world.

Thamo noted, "Responding to that sense of encroachment on wild places I have created this compendium of images showing aspects of nature that have reached out their tendrils and touched me... The Book of Nature prints are a series of linked images showing the pages of open books. In using books, I want to draw on a range of associations from encyclopaedia and scientific documentation through to illuminated manuscripts and sacred texts. This 'book' has no text but instead has intricate images of nature inscribed on the pages. The images are drawn from natural environments I've encountered and are detailed and intimate expressions of place describing profusion, complexity and entanglement. I wanted to infer a vocabulary of natural elements with a text written by the outlines of nature itself".

Kati Thamo is well known for her extraordinary print making skills, and this exhibition of new work includes some of her finest, perhaps because the subject is so close to her heart. Accompanying the prints is an exquisite series of specimen paintings on the pages of old encyclopaedias; this is the first time she has shown such work. The painted objects are presented as a sort of foil, a specimen with its own grace and logic, at odds with, yet complimented by, the mechanical printed process in the background.

Thamo studied at Edith Cowan University and has won many print awards [20 to date] since she started exhibiting in the early 1990s. Her artworks can be found in public and private collections across Australia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

kati thamo artwork
wildlife preserve
etching + aquatint
45.7 x 58cm
2017
$700
kati thamo artwork
darting
varied ed. 2
etching + aquatint
22 x 30cm
2018
$440
kati thamo artwork
moss garden
etching + aquatint
25.8 x 18.8cm
2018
$330 SOLD a/p
kati thamo artwork
and banksia
varied ed. 2
etching + aquatint
22 x 30cm
2018
$440
kati thamo artwork
encircled
etching + aquatint
23 x 16.8cm
2017
$330
kati thamo artwork
latin literature
mixed media on found pages
19.1 x 24.7cm
2017
$450
kati thamo artwork
modern philosophy
mixed media on found pages
19.2 x 25cm
2017
$450
kati thamo artwork
in clear air
varied ed. 2
etching + aquatint
22 x 30cm
2018
$440 SOLD a/p, 1/2
kati thamo artwork
nightbird singing
etching + aquatint
30 x 19.5cm
2018
$350 SOLD A/P, 1/6
kati thamo artwork
searching
varied ed. 2
etching + aquatint
22 x 30cm
2018
$440
kati thamo artwork
nightjar
etching + aquatint
28 x 24.7cm
2018
$350 SOLD a/p, 1/25, 2/25, 3/25, 4/25, 5/25
kati thamo artwork
mythology
mixed media on found pages
19.2 x 24.2cm
2017
$450 SOLD
kati thamo artwork
literature
mixed media on found pages
19 x 25cm
2017
$450 SOLD
kati thamo artwork
with intent
varied ed. 2
etching + aquatint
22 x 30cm
2018
$440 SOLD a/p
kati thamo artwork
wildlife preserve: banded rail
etching + aquatint
35 x 29cm
2016
$380 SOLD a/p, 3/10
kati thamo artwork
in tangled bush
varied ed. 1
etching + aquatint
22 x 30cm
2018
$440
kati thamo artwork
the glass aviary
etching + aquatint with hand colouring
37 x 29cm
2018
$450
kati thamo artwork
ancient philosophy
mixed media on found pages
19 x 24.7cm
2017
$450
kati thamo artwork
adaption
mixed media on found pages
19.1 x 24.6cm
2017
$450
kati thamo artwork
over ferns
varied ed. 1
etching + aquatint
22 x 30cm
2018
$440
kati thamo artwork
wildlife preserve: bandicoot
etching + aquatint
30.8 x 27cm
2016
$360 SOLD a/p, 5/10, 6/10
kati thamo artwork
darting
varied ed. 1
etching + aquatint
22 x 30cm
2018
$440
kati thamo artwork
test tube: sundew
etching + aquatint
20.2 x 8.2cm
2018
$200
kati thamo artwork
through sheoak
varied ed. 1
etching + aquatint
22 x 30cm
2018
$440
kati thamo artwork
held
etching + aquatint
20.2 x 8.2cm
2018
$200 SOLD a/p
kati thamo artwork
wildlife preserve: birds
etching + aquatint
45.7 x 53cm
2017
$680 SOLD a/p
kati thamo artwork
and banksia
varied ed. 1
etching + aquatint
22 x 30cm
2018
$440
kati thamo artwork
blown glass: spider orchids
etching + aquatint
29.8 x 24.8cm
2018
$370
kati thamo artwork
in clean air
varied ed. 1
etching + aquatint
22 x 30cm
2018
$440
kati thamo artwork
blown glass: sundew
etching + aquatint
34 x 16cm
2018
$330
kati thamo artwork
searching
varied ed. 1
etching + aquatint
22 x 30cm
2018
$440
kati thamo artwork
wildlife preserve: frog
etching + aquatint
39 x 18cm
2016
$360
kati thamo artwork
with intent
varied ed. 1
etching + aquatint
22 x 30cm
2018
$440
kati thamo artwork
blown glass: bird orchid
etching + aquatint
26 x 13.6cm
2018
$280
kati thamo artwork
calling
varied ed. 1
etching + aquatint
22 x 30cm
2018
$440 SOLD a/p
kati thamo artwork
blown glass: rattlebeak
etching + aquatint
26 x 13.6cm
2018
$280
kati thamo artwork
rustling
varied ed. 1
etching + aquatint
22 x 30cm
2018
$440
kati thamo artwork
preserving: noisy scrub bird
etching + aquatint
26 x 18.7cm
2017
$350
kati thamo artwork
on night wings
varied ed. 1
etching + aquatint
22 x 30cm
2018
$440
kati thamo artwork
preserving: parrot
etching + aquatint
30 x 25cm
2018
$370 SOLD
kati thamo artwork
amid foliage
varied ed. 1
etching + aquatint
22 x 30cm
2018
$440
kati thamo artwork
the glass aviary
etching + aquatint
37 x 29cm
2018
$420 SOLD
kati thamo artwork
curling
varied ed. 1
etching + aquatint
22 x 30cm
2018
$440
kati thamo artwork
mediaeval philosophy
mixed media on found pages
19.1 x 24.5cm
2017
$450
kati thamo artwork
hidden
varied ed. 1
etching + aquatint
22 x 30cm
2018
$440
kati thamo artwork
biochemistry
mixed media on found pages
19.1 x 25cm
2018
$450
kati thamo artwork
amongst leaves
varied ed. 1
etching + aquatint
22 x 30cm
2018
$440
kati thamo artwork
building
mixed media on found pages
19.3 x 24.5cm
2018
$450
kati thamo artwork
algebra
mixed media on found pages
19.1 x 24.6cm
2018
$450