Acrylic on plates
|The recent discovery of Enid Kickett’s landscape works by her family, came as a complete surprise. Enid, who was taught to paint by a previous partner, had secretly rendered delicate landscape paintings of varying sizes and on different materials for many years. Enid hadn’t considered herself an artist or that people might appreciate her works, which primarily document Ballardong Nyoongar boodjar (Country).
The work you see here is Enid’s most recent artistic endeavour, painted over a period of 18 months as a kind of therapy while her health has been in a state of decline. The choice of paper plates as a canvas provides an affordable painting surface at a smaller scale and has resulted in a prolific level of artistic output, with Enid creating a personal atlas, mapping boodjar as seen through her eyes, during her lifetime.