"Cosmographica" 2015-

"Tree of Life" 2015


Dreams of Utopia 2014


Celestial #2 2015 Lightbox Art


Celestial #2 White 2015

Planet 2015

Helix 2013

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Concept:
The title of this project was adapted from the Charta cosmographica (~1550) and related medieval atlases - the first attempts to chart the earth and its place in the heavens. This project and the related exhibitions investigate our place in the cosmos through paintings, works on paper, illustrations and unique stippled-paper/light box installations. The artworks on display, including two by my son Julian Henderson, a designer and illustrator based in Sydney, reflect a range of scientific, spiritual and philosophical concepts. Certain themes such as creation and the afterlife, or isolation and connectivity, are juxtaposed to help stimulate ideas and viewer participation.

Exhibitions:
1. "Dreams of Utopia" 2014 was shortlisted for the New World Art Prize, 2014.
2. "Convergence" 2014 was shortlisted for the New World Art Prize 2015.
3. "Celestial #1, #2 and #3" were selected and displayed at the BEAMS light art festival, Chippendale Sydney in 2015.
4. "Cosmographica" show at Carlton Project Space, Chippendale, Sydney (Nov, 2015).
5. "Northern Exposure 4" group show at the Glasshouse Regional Gallery, Port Macquarie, April 2016. Exhibited "Tree of Life" 2015.
6. "Cosmographica" show at the Glasshouse Regional Gallery, Port Macquarie (Feb-March 2017).


Publication:
1. Light box for Celestial #2 was published in Art Guide Australia, Feb 2017.
2. Feature article on Cosmographica published in Focus Magazine, Port Macquarie (Feb 2017)

  • Celestial #2 Lightbox 2015. Paper and pinholes. 60x80cm.
  • Gallery of Lightboxes.
  • Celestial #2 white 2015. Graphite and pinholes on paper. 65x 80cm. Framed.
  • Convergence 2014. Ink, pencil and acrylic on paper. 85x60cm. Framed.
  • Dreams of Utopia 2014. Ink, pencil and acrylic on paper. 85x60cm. Framed.
  • Symmetry of Nature 2014. Ink, pencil and acrylic on paper. 100x60cm. Framed.
  • Tree of Life 2015. Ink, pencil and acrylic on paper. 60x85cm. Framed.
  • Cosmos 2014. Acrylic on canvas. 60x60cm.
  • The Resurrection 2014. Acrylic on canvas. 45x60cm.
  • Untethered 2014. Acrylic on canvas. 50x60cm.
  • Planet 2015. Acrylic on canvas. 50x60cm.