Australian Artist Trudy Rice has a deep connection to nature which creates an alliance that enables ease from eye to paper using the non-toxic print process of solar plate etching;
Her love and empathy for the natural environment enables her to engage the viewer directly through her delicate works on paper.
Solar plate etching uses the same sun and water her specimens are found and drawn in, including subsequent development in the local rainwater.
“This process has established a conceptual comfort for me because it adapts and adds to the balance and ease of my work.”
“Much of my inspiration is collected from quite close to home around the coastal landscape of Lorne on Victoria’s picturesque Great Ocean Road. My studio contains many local specimens and cuttings, the clear air, gorgeous skies, beach, bush, marine and native wildlife all provide a never-ending palette to draw from.”
“My work allows the viewer to gradually experience all that I love and respect about our natural world. I’m passionate about capturing the sense of its fundamental purity with a clear and distinct sense of accord that evolves through the layers.”
“There is no attempt on my part to interrupt the order of nature, I record and capture what I see as it unfolds with each brief moment.”