Aerials – Mosaics by Gippsland artist Janet Wyllie.
November 13, 2021 @ 10:00 am - January 22, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
13 November, 2021, to 22 January, 2022, in Gallery 3 and Hall
Note that Janet herself will be at WAS Gallery on Saturday 20 November and on Saturday 18 December, 2021, between 11am and 4pm.
Gippsland artist and VIC-branch member Janet Wyllie has created aerial views of towns and cities in mosaic.
“Although I’ve not identified as being an artist, I’ve always fiddled around doing something. I spent years spinning and dying and weaving, before moving on to ceramics where I mostly used terracotta and earthenware clays to produce things for the garden. In 2012, an advertisement for a mosaic program called “The Unswept Floor” caught my eye. Serendipitously, I had just returned from a trip to Barcelona where I’d seen the work of Gaudi. I started going to the mosaic group at the Baw Baw Arts Alliance where I continue to improve my skills. In order to improve my very poor navigational skills, I spend a lot of time looking at maps and aerial views. I started with 2 mosaics of the local area about 7 years ago. I’ve continued this theme ever since then.” Janet Wyllie, 2021