Image above: Suzanne Healey, Magic forest floor (detail), limited edition archival reproduction print, 42 x 59cm. Edition of 10. Image courtesy the artist.
7 November 2022 – 4 April 2023
This set of monotype prints have been inspired by spending time in the beautiful forests of South Australia. I wanted to try and capture the gentle energy that you feel as you stroll amongst the trees, the cool air on your face and the magical colours of all the unique foliage and fruit growing there. Surrounded by intricate shadows, the sounds of rustling trees and the calls of joyful birds you are transported into a meditative state.
Using items collected from the forest to create textures and patterns I hope that viewers can feel some of the wonder of the forest.
I feel privileged to be able to exhibit my artwork in a health setting as I believe it is one of the places where art really provides a momentary break from the challenges that may come from being in a hospital. I have my own very challenging and personal story which meant I spent many, many days walking the corridors of a hospital caring for my son’s ongoing health needs. The art I viewed during these times was almost like a comforting friend.
This exhibition is dedicated to my beloved son, Louie.
Suzanne Healey, 2022