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More Than I Can Imagine

More Than I Can Imagine

Bec Juniper
1 July 2017 - 26 July 2017

In this most recent body of work, Bec Juniper relates to the remote Western Australian landscape as distinctively feminine, despite many of the area’s activities, such as mining and fishing, being traditionally associated with a masculine gender. Drawn to the desert and open spaces in a meditative way, Juniper uses intuition, employing different techniques with a buffet of natural materials from oxides and ochres. In the midst of nature and surrounded by the vastness of space, she feels the landscape's overwhelming depth of colour and sensation more than she could ever imagine. This quality of interaction is inspiration for her new body of work: More Than I Can Imagine.

Writer, Tim Winton, describes Juniper as a “painter who manages to render a landscape which is infinitely textured and organic, clear sighted, yet full of yearning. This is a native painter puzzling out the confounding facts of life at home. She is an artist who’s been sufficiently bent out of shape by the country of her birth to approach it with prerequisite love and fear”.

Bec Juniper Talks About Her New Series